Shibler proposes school funding fixes

SCHOOL AID SOLUTIONS—State Representative Tom Pearce speaks at a meeting held at Rockford Public Schools between our lawmakers, school staff and recently laid off employees. Possible solutions to the state crisis in school funding were discussed.

‘It comes down to our elected officials doing their job’   Rockford’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Shibler recently held a meeting between RPS staff, recently laid off staff and elected officials to discuss ideas to fix the state crisis in school funding. Shibler has long been chair of a grass roots effort to push […]

Scouts celebrate BSA 100th birthday

Pack committee chairman Guy McLellan and the Crestwood Cub Scouts celebrate the 100th year of Scouting in the USA.

  Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 celebrated the 100th year of Scouting at their February meeting. February 8 marks the day that Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia by founder William D. Boyce. By 1912, Scouting had spread to every state in the union and continues […]

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen named Contractor of the Year

Bill Wolf

  The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Grand Rapids a 2010 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the “Bathroom Remodel under $30,000” category of its annual awards competition. The winning project was a complete bathroom makeover. The original bath was transformed from a very dated and […]

Obituaries — February 25, 2010


Vogler Mrs. Vera Vogler, 75, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at St. Anne’s Mead in Southfield, Mich., after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Family was at her bedside for her passing. She had been a resident of Auburn Hills, Mich. for the last seven years, and was a former resident of Rockford for […]

Russo donates to Locks of Love

Maddie Russo, 13, has been donating her hair to Locks of Love since she was four years old. At that time her grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and consequently lost her hair four times. Maddie wanted to donate her hair to people like her grandmother. She gets all her haircuts from Sue at Cheyenne Hair & Body.