Magic of ice festival this weekend in Rockford

World-record sundae contest Saturday As the New Year unfolds, picturesque downtown Rockford, Michigan will be transformed into a vision of ice, offering winter wonderland fun for folks of all ages and stages. Just imagine, a gigantic ice cream sundae ice bar serving up tasty treats while competing for a world record; chain saw wielding carvers […]

RHS Women’s Chorus finds their voice, challenges others to do the same

We are the music makers, the dreamers of dreams by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL along with JED SCOTT  The honors never cease for Rockford High School (RHS); you could hear the pride in her voice when Mandy Makita Scott told us, “The RHS Women’s Chorus has been selected to perform at the 7th annual Michigan […]

Drawing winner takes home dream dolls

 

Cuts have allowed City to maintain strong fund balance

Audit ‘not what you are seeing in a majority of municipalities’ by BETH ALTENA The results of the audit for the City of Rockford’s year-end finances as of June 30, 2011 were reported at the Rockford City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 14. According to Peter Haefner, who presented the report, the results are “not […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Seriously looking ahead Republican infighting can be either entertaining or depressing. However, retired people remain especially aware that the President and the Congress we elect this year will deal with Social Security. Our Social Security program was enacted about 77 years ago. Few are left to remember how financially grim getting old used to be […]