Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships […]

Kent County Sheriff’s Department updates personnel

Bruce Partridge

Sheriff Larry Stelma would like to congratulate the following employees on their accomplishments, retirements and respective promotions. Chief Deputy Tom Hillen has announced his retirement. Captain Bruce Partridge will be assuming the duties of the Chief Deputy. Lt. Jack Medendorp will be promoted to the rank of captain of the Road Patrol Division. Chief Deputy […]

Birthdays – July 25 to July 31

 25th           DariAnne Draugalis, Heidi Stasiukinas, Lucille Vickers  26th            Gabriel Reed, Ashley Rinbelt, Marge Spears, Marie Spendow    27th            Dan Callender 28th            Joe Sharpe 29th            Tammy Hills, Barb Palazzolo, Ron Priebe 30th            Stuart Cavner, Betty Combs 31st            Gail Des Noyers, Jim Shripka             Oma Werner

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon – July 23, 2009

  First-time homebuyer credit needs to be clarified Over the past few weeks, we have received a number of calls requesting further information and clarification on the federal government’s first-time homebuyer credit. The confusion relates to the differences between the credit that was available for homes purchased in 2008 and the credit available for homes […]

Magic, ice cream part of summer kids’ program

The fourth-grade students at Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) summer program recently took a bike ride on the White Pine Trail. Their reward was ice cream at Trailside Treats in Belmont. The summer program is held at the RPS administration building. The students go swimming, go on walking and bus field trips, participate in gym, nature, […]