Chamber offices robbed during blizzard


Sometime between Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5:20 p.m. and Thursday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m. the offices of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 598 Byrne Industrial Dr., Rockford, were broken into. Chamber Executive Director Brenda Davis reported that her laptop and a variety of other items were stolen. “It wasn’t the main office that was […]

Relay for Life 2011 teams forming

Planning for this year’s Relay for Life, slated for Friday through Saturday, May 20 to 21, begins with a kick-off meeting Thursday, February 10 at 6 p.m. at Wolverine World Wide headquarters. Teams are encouraged to sign up now. The 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is held at North Rockford Middle School beginning […]

MAIN STREET—February 10, 2011 by Roger Allen,publisher

February 2 and Phil Here in Michigan we were enjoying the snowstorm on the day of the ground hog. I saw Punxatawney Phil on TV but can’t recall if his handlers mentioned that he’d seen his shadow or not. Phil probably doesn’t remember me. We were never close, although I have been to Punxatawney. The […]

BIRTHDAYS — February 12–18, 2010

12th Betty Cantile, Dolly Kronemeyer, Shanna Smallegan 13th Angie Mainville 14th Beth Altena, Riley James, Mike Mervenne, Lucille Tasma, Jeannette Weiland 15th John Abshire, Ruthe Graves, Mara Knochs, Peggy Rogell, Rick Rozelle 16th Bill Altena, Bob Douglas, Jim Drenton, Brett Western 17th Gerri Aley, George Keller, Pat Muth 18th Georgia Boezwinkle, Grace Englehart, Billy Mull, Eleanor Palmer, Aunt Leora Petersen, Jacob Reeds Trudy Verkade, Laura Weiden, Betty Wolven

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

From an income tax professional’s point of view, I am very interested in hearing what our new governor, Rick Snyder, has to say about balancing Michigan’s budget. The previous governor and legislature apparently used up all of the smoke and mirrors that were available and might become available for the next several years. Most likely, […]