Rockford church invites use of sanctuary during Day of Prayer

In observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer, Rockford Reformed Church invites you to use their sanctuary or prayer garden as a quiet place of prayer any time between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. There will also be a prayer service at Bishop Hills Elder Care […]

Kimberly’s Boutique welcomes new intern

Kendall McConnohie

Kendall McConnohie, 17, is a senior at Rockford High School and is currently an intern at Kimberly’s Boutique in downtown Rockford. This fall, Kendall will be attending Grand Rapids Community College in the honors program and will transfer to Western Michigan University in 2014. She hopes to pursue a career in fashion merchandising. “I love […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Another brilliant idea Tourism is a big money-maker. Locally, we draw in a few tourists with the Red Flannel Festival, Start of Summer, Harvest Festival and miscellaneous other special events. Wildly creative promotion could bring us tourists by the truckload. Since nobody actually wears red flannels anymore, how about a Lingerie Festival? I’m envisioning models […]

BIRTHDAYS—April 28–May 4, 2012

28 Mindy Peterson, John Smedes, Patricia Thome 29 Theresa Brown, Angie Dingman, Tami Hjelm, Barbara Markus, Emery Polasek Jr., Christy Sharpe, Angie Stotz 30 Sharon Bennett, Caroline Kelley, Jim Reh, Nancy Schovey, Lloyd Streeter MAY 1 Danielle Albrecht, Joan Bunn, Trevor Huff, Julie Palmer 2 Danielle Brinks, Grace Clements, David Laux, Jonathan Palmer, Sara Williams, Ed Wolven 3 Beverly Meester, Timothy R. Poddig 4 Marilyn Palmer, John Rickson, Mary Jo Tidey, Wendy Wagner Rodriquez, Jerry Ziomkowski

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Two complicated tax topics Things are really heating up in Lansing concerning reforming the Personal Property Tax (PPT). Governor Snyder and the legislature are hot on the trail of reforming the entire PPT system. I wrote a few months ago in a column that the complete elimination of the PPT will mean a reduction of […]