Nine candidates speak before voters

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Republicans will soon have to decide who will earn their votes for State Representative in the 73rd District. The seat is currently held by Rockford’s Tom Pearce, who is term-limited out. The nine Republican candidates for the seat spoke at a forum by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce held at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Pictured […]

Children learn up close with zoo animals at Krause

Children are excited to be able to touch a New Guinea blue-tongued skink at Krause Memorial Library in downtown Rockford.

Colleen LaBeau and her little friends packed Krause Memorial Library on Monday, June 28 as over 200 fascinated youngsters showed up for visiting animals from John Ball Zoo. Children were able to learn about the animals—ears, not legs make the difference between snakes and skinks—and were even allowed to pet a blue-tongued skink after the […]

Planning Commission praises new shoe store plan

Kenneth Grady, general council and secretary for Wolverine World Wide, describes the thinking for placement of a new shoe and apparel store that will be built on the south side of the current Wolverine complex in downtown Rockford.

A public hearing for plans to build a new shoe and apparel store on the south section of the current Wolverine World Wide (WWW) property on the Rogue River was held Thursday, June 24. The plan met a warm reception for the most part, despite several comments—both from the public and Rockford Planning Commissioners—concerning contamination […]

Threat to Rockford pipeline may be averted

So much for signs! Hopefully

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The five- to seven-inch deluge of rain that occurred this past Memorial Day not only caused three major washouts and the closing of a two-mile section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (WPT), but also threatened the 24-inch Rockford sewer line that runs parallel to the trail itself within […]

Frenz hosts friends for meet and greet

Rep. Tom Pearce (standing) watches over Peter MacGregor (seated), who is receiving sage advise from Abraham Lincoln himself.

by Cliff and Nancy Hill Last Thursday afternoon, June 24, Rockford’s Frenz Coffee House hosted a “Meet and Greet” for Michigan House of Representative hopeful, Peter MacGregor.  MacGregor, a Republican who is currently serving as Cannon Township Supervisor, is running for the term-limited 73rd District seat of Rep. Tom Pearce. The first hurdle in what will be […]