Banninga joins Independent Bank as mortgage loan officer


Adam Banninga has joined Independent Bank as a mortgage loan officer at the Standale office located at 4525 Lake Michigan Dr. in Walker. Banninga will serve customers in Kent, Allegan and Ottawa counties. Banninga has extensive real estate experience and has been in the industry for 11 years. He is also an active member in […]

Wolverine Worldwide declares quarterly dividend

The directors of Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) have declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2011 to stockholders of record on October 3, 2011. The dividend is equal to the last quarterly dividend and reflects an indicated annual dividend of $0.48 per share. […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR — July 21, 2011

Resident grateful for honesty Dear Editor, I am glad I live in Rockford where the people are honest and caring. While shopping at D&W, I left my billfold laying at a self-serve checkout and went home. A woman that lives here in Rockford found it and turned it in to Sandy. I am very grateful […]


Thursday, July 21 Juggling Workshop—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Teens in grades 6–12 are invited to have fun while you learn basic manipulations and other skills that teach the art of juggling. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (616) 784-2007 or visit Friday, July […]


When God Says No  by PASTOR RON AULBACH BridgeWay Community Church As a parent, sometimes you find that “No” is not only the best answer, but also your best friend. There are crazy requests: “No, you can’t jump out of your second-story bedroom window into the kiddy pool!” Sometimes it’s for practical reasons, like “No, […]