Celebrate ‘Blue Christmas’ at Hope Community Church

Hope Community Church in Rockford will be celebrating a “Blue Christmas” worship on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The “Blue Christmas” service is specially designed for those who are coping with loss or pain. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died, it may be filled with […]

Obituaries — December 9, 2010


Streeter Mrs. Pauline V. Streeter, age 84, of Rockford passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. She was born in Grand Rapids in an area where her parents lived which was called the Interurban, a turn-around for the street cars coming out of Grand Rapids. Pauline eloped with her sweetheart, Harold, before he was sent […]

Veterans encouraged to apply for benefits

Time is running out. Effective January 27, 2010, ALL VETERANS will need to report income when applying for V.A. benefits. If you were in a combat theater, you are currently not required to disclose your income when applying for V.A. benefits as long as you apply BEFORE January 27, 2011. Every veteran is strongly encouraged to […]

BIRTHDAYS — December 11-17

11th Gary Douthett, Amanda Peckover 12th Esther Amon, Elizabeth Thompson 13th Agnes Brown, Dick Jeruzal, Joyce Zagummy 14th Kristi Cavner, Emily Polasek III, Melanie Varano 15th Tim Aley, Cherith Spoelma 16th Ray Case, Joe Gross, Marisa Purcey 17th Alyce Hole, Adam Sivins

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

Santa Parade   The parade, as usual, was a big success. Cars filled every parking space for blocks around. Traffic was at a standstill. Grownups and kids were everywhere. I have to confess that I didn’t see it personally. I’m reporting this from hearsay because the weather was too cold for people of my maturity. […]