Rockford Register — January 7, 2010

Thursday, January 7 Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—1 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford, hosted by Madge Bolt and Evie Swinehart. “Love Around the World,” an imaginary trip around the world through song, will be presented by Dick and Helen Prohaska. Saturday, January 9 Symphony Auditions—9 to 11 a.m. at Muskegon […]

A Message for You — January 7, 2010

Another resolution by PASTOR MICHAEL CISLER North Kent Bible Church As the days of the New Year begin to pass, so do many promises or resolutions made with appropriate intentions. Gym memberships or home workout equipment purchased start to be neglected because of the reality of tired mornings and busy schedules. The plan to put […]

Obituaries — January 7, 2010


Schwab Mr. Jack J. Schwab, age 80, of Rockford passed away in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, January 1, 2010. He was a 1947 graduate of Rockford High School, where he played football and track and was co-captain of the football team during his senior year. Jack was a member of the […]

Resolution Walkers step optimistically into 2010

The vanguard of a throng of walkers heads south our of Rockford on the eighth annual Friends of the White Pine Trail New Year’s morning Resolution Walk.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

  Apparently Mother Nature didn’t buy into the hype and rewarded the Resolution Walkers with a bright sun and blue skies to add to the crisp air and light winds. Perhaps because of the uncommon winter sun, a common salutation by everyone present that morning was a resounding “Happy New Year.” Promptly at 10:00 a.m., […]

Words on Weather & Climate


Trends in severe weather  Politicians, and even others who should know better, have stated frequently there would be an increase in the intensity and frequency of severe storms due to global warming. But in last week’s article I showed you that the tropical storm activity across the globe is now near a 30-year low. This […]