Reading Rocks receives national recognition at Library of Congress

Kids enjoy mascots at the Reading Rocks reading festival.

The Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival is just entering its fourth year, but this toddler has already gained many accolades for helping spread the message of how important reading is. The Rockford Rotary Club, Rockford Public Schools and the Kent District Library (KDL) have joined impressive forces to promote the joy of reading for […]

BIRTHDAYS — July 21–August 3

21 Scott Bell, Janet Young 22 Ronna Lynn Fleming, Richard Tolley, David Zimmer 23 Helen Brinkman, Ron Denhof, Georgia Donovan, Frank D Hamlin, Elden Hunsberger, Brian Meester, Charlie Robinson 25 DariAnne Draugalis, Joann Spitler, Heidi Stasiukinas, Lucille Vickers 26 Gabriel Reed, Ashley Rinbelt, Marge Spears, Marie Spendow 27 Dan Callender, Marilyn DeKruif 28 Joe Sharpe 29 Faith Figger, Tammy Hills, Barb Palazzolo, Ron Priebe 30 Stuart Cavner 31 Gail Des Noyers, Jim Shripka, Oma Werner AUGUST […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Everybody talks about it We sure got weather from Mother Nature last week. A week ago our shoes were melting and grass was burned to a crisp. Then, believe it or not, we got rain off and on for a few days. The farmers in Iowa would sell their kids for rain. After a nice […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

A nonpartisan solution I recently attended a conference for Money Concepts, the broker dealer firm that I am associated with for the financial planning portion of my business. One of the speakers was Dan Greenwell, a very successful and longtime associate in the Money Concepts system from Money Concept’s Kentucky Bluegrass Region. Dan titled his […]


Honest commitment to Cannon Township   Honest commitment to Cannon township Dear Editor, There are over 100 volunteers who serve Cannon Township. They serve on the road, sewer, law enforcement, cemetery and recreation committees. Some serve on the Bear Creek Watershed Council, participate in our biannual stream study, or help with Waterfest. Many volunteer to […]