MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Humor Banquet The Annual Humor Banquet was held last Saturday at noon in front of the Corner Bar. The weather was cool with light rain, which held down the attendance. However, jokes were told and a good time was had by all. Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World! Governing I see the legislature […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher — February 17, 2011

Protest The offices were besieged by protesters when I suggested I might do less humor in this column and get a lot more serious. Protesters on both sides of the question slowed our work at the paper and interfered with production. Both of the citizens who opposed my suggestion said the world needed more smiles. […]

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. […]

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher — December 2, 2010

Is it just me?   Does time go faster, or seem to, when you get old? I’m raising my hand here. Yup, time sure flies. I just heard a radio talk by a woman whose grandmother had lived entirely off the products of her family farm, with all homegrown foods. Closer to home, Courtland Township […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — November 11, 2010

All together now… …Happy days are here again… The skies above are clear again… The election is over. As you may have heard, the Republicans pretty much swept the field. Soon everyone in Michigan will have a job. Taxes? We’ll just keep a few puny taxes for wars and border patrols. The deficit? It will […]