THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

“We are masters of our own deception.” Bryan Boersma, Rockford Reformed Church’s Associate Pastor, started his sermon last Sunday by attributing this quote to one of his favorite authors, Frederick Buechner. Bryan actually said he thought this was a quote from Mr. Buechner, but couldn’t put his finger on it. I have read some of […]

BIRTHDAYS — August 11-17

August 11–17 11 Rachael Hone, Bill McDaniel, Claire Polasek, James Preston 12 Cohen Overholt 13 Simaya Jesswani, Art Kronemeyer, Polly VonEschen 14 Dennis Carey, Audrey Cavner, Frank Furman, Katie Mawby 15 Don Basel, Scotty Byrne, Kim Kinstle, Arlene Obetts, Evan Orr 16 Bobby Cain, Rylee Reed   17                  Mike Palmer

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update


by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society I hope readers had a chance to watch Dathan Ritzenhein compete in his third Olympic games on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Dathan, who set many distance records when competing for Rockford High School (RHS), placed 13th in the 10,000-meter run. I know that many saw him run […]

Ulanski named Arts Commission administrator


Nancy Ulanski has joined the Rockford Area Arts Commission as its administrator, effective July 23, 2012. Ulanski will serve as a liaison between the Arts Commission and government, arts, business and community leaders. She will work to keep website and events calendars current and handle social media and publicity efforts. She will also manage grant […]


Thursday, August 9 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. Open Mic—6:30 […]