January 12 2012

Magic of ice festival this weekend in Rockford

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Photo by CLIFF HILL 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

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We are the music makers, the dreamers of dreams by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL along with JED SCOTT  At a recent rehearsal attended by Composer Jeffrey Cobb the RHS Women’s Chorus, all with arms upraised, exhibit their sphere of energy while singing Cobb’s “We are the Music Makers.” Jeffrey Cobb conducting and Director Mandy Scott in the foreground. Photo by CLIFF HILL [...]

Drawing winner takes home dream dolls

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Aunt Candy’s Toy Company recently had a drawing to win two American Girl Dolls, Cecil and Marie Grace. In September, five-year-old Alexi Vanzweden came in with her mom, Kelli, and entered the drawing. She hoped to win the doll for her birthday on October 6, but that date came and went. On December 23, Aunt Candy called Alexi’s home to tell her she had won. Alexi’s [...]

Cuts have allowed City to maintain strong fund balance

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Audit ‘not what you are seeing in a majority of municipalities’ by BETH ALTENA Peter Haefner of Verdeveld Haefner, LLC, the accounting and consulting firm that provides the City of Rockford with its annual audit, reports to city officials and Rockford City Council on Monday, Nov. 14. He said the strength of the City’s financial report is positive news. The results [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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Seriously looking ahead Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” 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 [...]
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