MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Watch out for weather Weather is always on our mind. Cold winters, hot summers, storms. The really bad ones are rare, but we have had tornados, windstorms, floods and ice storms. On the national level we are recovering from the recession and changes due to the global economy. The moral; We live in a moderate […]

BIRTHDAYS — April 14-20

14 Lindsey A. Behrend, Diana Candela, Michael Havemeier, Ellen Hunt 15 Charlotte Fisk 16 Amy Kruer, Natasha Moyer, Caleb Orr, Bob Partlow 17 Kathy Richardson, Fred Tiensivu, Mike VanOosten 18 Jim Corstange, Melody Elder, Montie Woodard 19 Sandy Herrington, Deanna Richard, Wanda Smith, Anna VanderWall 20 Brooke Didion, Alyvia English, Marie Taylor, L. TenHave-Chapman, Kathy Wisebeck

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society We will begin with a correction from last week’s column. I gave readers the wrong date for the benefit play “Ragweed Blues.” The performance by the Rogue River Community Theatre will take place on Sunday, April 29 at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs at 2:00 p.m. […]


Thursday, April 12 Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan. Rockford Lions […]

A Message for You

Our Easter Attitudes by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church The day of Easter came and went this past Sunday, but the celebration of Easter is something that can happen all year long! Easter, you see, is an historical even, but it’s even more than that. Easter is also a celebration of Christ’s victory […]