Herman’s Boy

Grillapalooza hot success despite daunting weather

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Big Green Egg and staff at Herman’s Boy made this year’s Grillapalooza a popular and well-attended event, despite a weather prediction of possible snow flurries and blowing rain. Members of the Rockford Sportsman’s Club were on hand to talk about the Junior Olympic Archery Program and plenty of residents tasted samples of turkey and pork with a large variety of [...]

Master storyteller one of Rockford’s treasures

January 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

Author Tom Rademacher hands Jim Healey of Hudsonville his personally signed copy of "Splitting Wood." In the center is Healey's wife, Pat. The Healeys were featured in one of Rademacher's columns when in 2005 the couple, golf enthusiasts, accomplished what seems an imposible feat. In a period of 61 consecutive days, they played 18 holes of golf in each [...]

Herman’s Boy has reinvented, reinvested for success

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Family business celebrates 30 years When Floyd Havemeier purchased his first building in downtown Rockford, he had no intention of opening up his own shop, much less starting a family dynasty in Herman’s Boy, a roastery, bakery, confectionery and smokehouse located at 220 Northland Drive. Now his store employs three generations of the family, has a total staff of 20 and [...]

Merchant thinks time may be right for cultural/convention center

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

TO DO LIST—A 4,000-year-old merchant’s list on baked clay bears a striking resemblance to a modern ipod. Dale Robertson of the Grand Rapids Public Museum spoke to Rockford Rotary on the value of museums to a community. He is pictured with Floyd Havemeier. by BETH ALTENA With changes guaranteed to come to downtown with the closing of the Wolverine tannery, one Rockford [...]

Letters to the Editor — May 7, 2009

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, As I reflect on the past thirty years here in Rockford, I marvel at the way I and my family have been blessed. Back in 1979, interest rates were high at 18 percent and more. Every store front in town was full. Barb Stein was already here at the same location (Great Northern Trading) and Baskets in the Belfry was upstairs in the old barn mall. The Hotdog Hall [...]
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