BIRTHDAYS — June 4–10

4th Allie Hickox, Rosemary Jeruzal, Susan Laage, Irene Ryba, Anna Truman 5th Jared Gauss, June Hulsebus, Jay Shaddeau, Lorraine Smith, Dorothy Stocks 6th Sandi Franklin 7th Lois Knoor 8th Pete Brucki, Bill Cutler, Mark A. Mackie, Caroline Rowley, Debra Smitter, J. TenHave-Chapman, L. TenHave-Chapman 9th Madison Kunkle, Collin P. Mackie, Peter Schluckebier 10th Joanne Case, Phyllis Klomparens, Tom Laage, Wanda Northcutt, David Steffes    


Thursday, June 2 Rockford Area Historical Society Annual Picnic and Election of Officers—6:30 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass. For more information, call (616) 866-2235. Rockford High School Jazz Band Concert—7:00 p.m. at Rockford Freshman Center, cafeteria. Admission is free. […]

A Message for You

A Living Part of Something Bigger Than Us by REV. JEFF WILLIAMS Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church “Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life,” 1 Peter 2:5a; The Message. The Grundtvig National Church in Denmark was started in 1921 and completed in 1941 by seven handpicked masons. The masons, […]

MacGregor connects with 7,400 constituents in first tele-town hall meeting


Lawmaker appreciative of constituent feedback on tough decisions State Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, was pleased with the turnout of his first telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday night, May 17. MacGregor hosted the meeting to connect with local residents and answer questions about the state budget, specifically, education-related issues. He answered many constituent questions including […]

Rockford grad opens new business


Sight Optical offers full exam services, line of glasses by BETH ALTENA Rockford graduate Michael McConnell has over 20 years of experience in the eyewear and optical field and has opened his own business, Sight Optical. He believes people will recognize the differences that set his business apart in the field. “Due to the nature […]