MacGregor achieves perfect voting record

Lawmaker present for all votes in 2011 State Rep. Peter MacGregor posted a perfect voting record for the 2011 legislative year, never missing any of 619 roll call votes taken during the first year of his first term. “Voters in the 73rd District sent me to Lansing to represent them, and being present for all […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Time travel Samoa skipped last Friday entirely, and landed on the other side of the International Date Line. They are only about 10 miles from it. They wanted to be in sync with Australia and other populated areas closer to them. On February 29, 1948, I was on a ship heading home from Korea. It […]

BIRTHDAYS—January 7–13

7 Marge Noordyke, Lindsay Pranger 8 Midge Eckert, Jan Havemeier, Pamela Newman 9 Evan Dubey, Ryan Eckert, Julie Mullet, Ernest Reed, John Ypma 10 Julie Kunkel, Bud Milligan, Julie Orr, Matt Trendt, Evelyn VanTimmeren, Gavin Vilchez 11 Lauren Freeland, Darcy Olson, Laurie Wood-Lyons 12 Kimber Leigh Hill, Dorine Pell, Sarah Western 13 Claire Berlin, Nell Fredrick, Lauren Huber, Caroline Molinosky, Kelly Olson, Teresa Sargent, Katie Thome, Katrina Thome


Thursday, January 5 Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan. Rockford Area […]

A Message for You

A pat on the back, kick in the seat by PASTOR JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church A quick scan of Facebook shows people are processing their return to life after the holidays. Some are depressed. Some are unmotivated. A few are launching full speed ahead. How are you? Personally, I’m a mixture: part melancholy, part […]