ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, December 8 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile […]

A Message for You

The Gift of Peace  by PASTOR ROBERT ECKERT Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church As translated in the Contemporary English Version of the Bible, the first two verses of Psalm 133 go like this: “It is truly wonderful when relatives live together in peace. It is as beautiful as olive oil poured on Aaron’s head and running […]

Holiday Taste of Ric’s a real crowd-pleaser

Santa arrives at Ric's Food Center on Sat. Dec. 3. Photo by BETH ALTENA

by BETH ALTENA The Christmas Taste of Ric’s—complete with Santa Claus’ arrival on a horse-drawn carriage—was all it was cracked up to be, from the full-sized breakfast egg sandwiches to the kielbasa with the secret recipe. Store Director Dave Brickner said he was proud of his team and all the vendors who were on hand […]

Rockford’s American Legion Post provides food for the holidays

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Two days before Thanksgiving, a time when many people are traveling to visit family, members of the Rockford American Legion Post were distributing more than 9,300 pounds of food to North Kent County families. Since their first mobile food pantry, held two days before Thanksgiving 2009, the Legion has distributed more than 180,000 pounds of […]

Thirteen years later, 1100 miles away, ex-Rockford runners are coaching rivals

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The year was 1998 and Jason Hartmann and Kyle Fujimoto were teammates on Rockford High School’s powerful cross country and track and field teams. Hartmann then a senior was the state cross country champion and Fujimoto was a sophomore as Rockford took runners up at the state meet. In the thirteen years since, they have […]