Servaas named Jurist of the Year

Judge Steven R. Servaas

The Police Officers Association of Michigan is proud to announce Judge Steven R. Servaas, 63rd District Court Judge, as their 2012 Jurist of the Year. Judge Servaas is a graduate of Grand Rapids Union High School, a 1967 graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a 1969 graduate of the University of Michigan […]

Rockford Area Historical Society announces fall auction fundraiser

The Rockford Area Historical Society has successfully taken the first step toward its goal of moving the current Rockford Museum to its new site in the courthouse building that was vacated by the 63rd District Court in November 2009. Funds donated and pledged by area businesses and residents now total over $200,000, enabling the Society […]

River Valley Academy announces 2012 graduates

Allen James Balk Zacheri Issac Banaszak Bennett Thomas Bubin Nathaniel Isaac Buckingham Jared Davis Card Isaac Samuel Cole Breanne Marie Cooper Rebecca Noelle Creasey Khayya Victoria Currie Micah Marie Elerick Damien Kurtis Greene Dominic Antonio Iacovoni Nicholas Anthony Mullen Jourden Kent Perry Jessica Jean Rothwell David Thomas Schmidt Kristi Lyn Sevigny Hannah Mackenzie Siedlecki Taylor […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society The bears of Clayton Cahill will be the focus of the column for this week. Several readers called me with questions about what happened to them. With lots of help and a bit of research, some interesting parts of Rockford’s caged bear history were revealed. Jim Eadie […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Paper or plastic? We’re faced with this question 28 billion times a year in the U.S. It started in 1883 when Charles Stilwell invented a machine to make the “SOS” (Self Opening Sack) bag. Before that they were made by hand with v-shapes. The SOS was successful but boomed with the birth of supermarkets in […]