John Decker Chevrolet sells to Ed Koehn

John Decker with sons JD Jr. and Jason. The younger Deckers will stay on with the new company Ed Koehn Chevrolet.

by BETH ALTENA After serving the community for nearly two-and-a-half decades, John Decker Chevrolet is being sold and will now operate as Ed Koehn Chevrolet. The family-owned dealership, located at 4650 14 Mile Road in Rockford, employs about 20 people, including John Decker’s two sons, JD Jr. and Jason. According to John, the new owners […]

The Rockford Squire/The Rockford Weekly Register celebrates 140th

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by BETH ALTENA Anyone visiting the Squire office may have noticed a yellowed newspaper framed and hanging on our wall. It’s old, but you would have to look closely to see the significance. Dated February 8, 1871, the print on the brittle paper reads that it is Issue 1, Volume 1. This week The Rockford […]

Chamber of Commerce hosts annual meeting

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Eight businesses honored for 2010 contributions  The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) celebrated its 50th anniversary as it hosted the annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, Jan. 28. The premier event took place at the headquarters of Wolverine World Wide Inc. in the Geoffrey B. Bloom Auditorium, with more than 100 RCC members in […]

Rockford donors reach milestones

Bill allows 16-year-olds to give blood  Melissa Meitz, Donor Relations Specialist for Michigan Blood, recently announced the results of the blood drive held Monday, Jan. 3, at the Rockford Community Cabin. “It was a great start to 2011,” Meitz reported. She said 67 people signed in and donated a total of 57 units of blood. This […]

Rockford host families sought for exchange students

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive in August for an academic home-stay program, and CASE exchange student programs is seeking host families in the Rockford area. The students are 15 to 18 years old, speak English, have their own spending money, carry full medical insurance, and are eager to share their cultural experiences […]