Valley View Elementary Brainstormers!

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Valley View Elementary recently held a two part assembly series put on by the Brainstormers! LLC. The Brainstormers have been working for 22 years to motivate, empower and encourage kids to be creative, both “on the page and on the stage.” The first show called The Takeoff show took place in January, and its purpose […]

EXPO says, ‘You are going to Mexico. For free.’ And you will win $500 in cash

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By BETH ALTENA   The EXPO doesn’t lie. It just doesn’t know who it is talking to. According to Rockford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Southwick, it is guaranteed, for sure, absolutely going to happen that one lucky person will win an all-expenses paid two person trip to Mexico paid for by the Chamber […]

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. […]