Rockford Lion and Club honored by Michigan Legislature

73rd District State Representative Pete MacGregor (L) presents Head Market Master of the Rockford Farm Market, Lion Bob Winegar (ctr.) and Rockford Lions Club President Dr. Chad Jackson (R) with a framed Special Tribute from the State of Michigan.  (Yes, Pete’s a Lion and proud of it!)

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest community service organization, with 1.3 million members. Today there are more than 45,000 Lions clubs in approximately 200 countries and geographic areas. Regardless of the language Lions speak, religion they practice or politics they support, they all share a common dedication to service. […]

MAIN STREET with Roger Allen, publisher

Good news Employment is up. Car buying is up. So are retail sales. This recession (or depression), although deeper and more painful, is similar to many business cycles we have experienced. We’ll be out of this one soon. More people have become aware that we must have cleaner air and water. The same is true […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Tax season is here, winter is not Winter had to get here sooner or later. Usually, we get some of it, snow at least, during the deer season, but it didn’t happen this year. For the gun hunters, that lack of snow helped to make it a bit of a rough season. I think the Michigan […]

BIRTHDAYS — January 21-27

21 Macy Thompson 22 Alekzandr Corvers, Sam Luft, Anne Mawby, Margie Nash, Jessi TenBrink, Julie Anne Long 23 Trish Cutler 24 Fran Bartlett, Lila Giddings, Mercedes Greenland, Vivian Hood, Gretchen Stein 25 Lisa Danielski, Tootie Hathaway, Emily Laage, Steve Lachniet, Bill Throckmorton, Wilma Throckmorton, Gordon Weiland 26 Harriet Jewell 27 Thom Arends, Courtney Klinger, Casey Lenon, Greg Main, Mary Rose Mawby, Howard Shanken, Louise Swiatek

OBITUARIES — Mr. Frederick C. Bartlett

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Bartlett Mr. Frederick C. Bartlett, age 92, of Rockford passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Fred was a long-time teacher at Rockford Public Schools and was very instrumental in the advancement of the agricultural program. For over […]