Rockford Brewing Company promises to be worth the wait

Standing behind an imaginary main floor glass window that will soon reveal the gleaming stainless steel workings of Rockford Brewing Company’s “Brew House” are brewery partners (L to R) Jeff Sheehan, Brien Dews, and Seth Rivard. The devils in the details and each and every day the partners go over a punch list of “to-do’s”.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Everywhere we travel in West Michigan we are met with the question, “When is Rockford Brewing Company (RBC) going to open its doors?” The buzz of anticipation in the greater Grand Rapids area for RBC’s opening is absolutely amazing. Here’s the “scoop” directly from RBC’s Brewmaster Jeff Sheehan’s mouth. “Taking […]

Rockford sends 14 teams to Odyssey of the Mind state finals

Pictured is the Cannonsburg Elementary School Team A Division 1 team that took first place in the Odyssey of the Mind regionals Saturday, March 24 and will be moving on to state competition. Team members are (clockwise from left) Courtney Cocuzza, Payton Milo, Ashlyn DeVries, Clara Wyman, Kaylia Dufendach, Lindsey Meredith, and Avery Milo.

Fourteen Rockford Odyssey of the Mind teams will be competing at Davenport University in Caledonia on April 21 for the chance to adventure on to the world finals competition held this year in Ames, Iowa in late May. Teams advancing include two from Rockford High School, five from North Rockford Middle School, two from East […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

North Korea, Syria and Iran represent a few more wars our country could stay out of. If you’re in favor of war, skip down to the jokes. My own low approval of war comes from a long life that goes back so far that for most people it’s only “history.” My military service was spent […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Emancipation Day extends tax deadline This is always one of the more enjoyable articles that I write. The tax season has just ended. That sentence says it all for people like me, who make a living in the world of preparing tax returns. We all get a chance to take a deep breath and see […]

BIRTHDAYS — April 21–27

21 Sally Armstrong, Nicole Clayton 22 Mia Bozek, Kelsy Hackbardt 24 Roma Appall, Cheryl Delano, Randy Haveman, Justine Hernandez Fred Laage, Ginny Mikita 25 Alicia Bowman, Dan Nash 26 Jenny Carlen, J. TenHave-Chapman, Karene Crane, Sheryl Wilson 27 Jamie Hay, Carolyn Macready, Caroline Tyler, Mallorie Joe Webber