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Here Come the Pumpkins by REV. HELEN H. COLLINS North Kent Presbyterian Church If you have driven or walked on Kuttshill past North Kent Presbyterian Church in the last few months, you have probably noticed that we turned some of the land around our church into quite a pumpkin patch. Odd thing for a church […]

Local band to release album August 10

Local band Vertical Bridge members work with famous names from Nashville. Pictured are (l–r) Jim Douglas (vocals), Brad Thomas (guitars), Dave Ellefson (bass player for Megadeth), Billy Smiley (producer, and founding member of Whiteheart), and Jamie Sorsen (drums).

The past 12 months has been an exciting year for one local band. Vertical Bridge is set to release their debut album “Never Too Late” August 10. The 11-song album features nine originals and two covers including “Shine” by Collective Soul and “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes. Brad Thomas of Rockford is the […]

Reading Rocks ready to promote value of reading

Children read with dogs at Krause Memorial Library during the Reading Rocks reading festival in Rockford.

This year’s Reading Rocks in Rockford is sure to be a hit for everyone in the family. The literacy festival enters its fourth year and has matured into a blockbuster event that highlights what building blocks reading provides toward every child’s future. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, is sponsored by the Rockford […]

Annual run continues to spread word about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Mitchells-Run

‘We are blessed by support and generosity’ When Sandy and Steve Peterson’s son Mitchell was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in 1999, they wondered where they could turn for support. They reached out to another family who also had a son diagnosed with DMD and through them made a connection with Parent Project MD […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Why I love my town Reason #129:  Most of us, we see the flashing lights go by with mild curiosity. Last week I had occasion to dial 9-1-1. All day I’d had a little trouble breathing, and at bedtime I didn’t want to bother anybody, but I was nervous. Within minutes, Officer Dave Jehnzen was […]