April 1 2010

Chamber of Commerce Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series to present ‘A Slow Come Back is Better Than Nothing’

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Mary Carpenter received so many cards in celebration of her 106th birthday, she has yet to find the time to open and read them all. The cards were an outpouring of love and best wishes from the Rockford community and her Rockford United Methodist Church family. Mary Carpenter receives hundreds of birthday cards in celebration of her 106th birthday [...]

Morgan honored for service on board

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‘Unending determination and steady leadership’ cited Rockford’s own Roger Morgan has been recognized by two boards recently for his years of service. The Kent County Board of Commissioners, on which Morgan has served since 2000, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) since January 2006 both honored Morgan for good works and service. Some highlights of Roger [...]

Sky’s the limit for Rockford grad

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL When Ginger Zuidgeest graduated from Rockford High School (RHS) in 1999, she stated in her high school yearbook she wanted to make it on NBC’s “Today” show by age 30. On Saturday, Feb. 27 of this year that dream came true for meteorologist Ginger Zee (as she is now known). when she filled in for regular meteorologist Bill Carins during the [...]

Batting coach: ‘I teach confidence’

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Bob Simonson believes he can get your kid off the bench. The former pro ball player opened PowerBall Baseball and Softball Training Center in March at 8181 Graphic Drive (US 131 and Ten Mile). With a lifetime of experience in the field and behind the diamond, Simonson can improve the hitting and pitching skills of anyone over the age of six who is willing to learn. TAKE [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — April 1, 2010

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This week it’s funny! …Funnier than last week’s column, anyway. Last week I muttered about my failed kidneys and Humana Health Insurance. I sputtered about the way Humana cancelled my policy retroactively to Jan. 1 when I started dialysis. Roger Allen, publisher. Those aggravating things haven’t gone away, but this week’s paper is our April Fool’s Day [...]
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