MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Thanksgiving Birthday No. 83 just marched by me with little fanfare. I’ve noticed that some people are farther along in the parade of life than I am. So, if you’re reading this, either you haven’t got that far yet or you’re pleased that you’ve passed me. Congratulations in either case. I’m glad I’m still in […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Michigan Amnesty ends June 30 Last week, seven of my closest friends and I went on our annual pilgrimage to northern Ontario, Canada to fish for walleyes, pike, perch and trout. It was somewhat of an odd-weather trip. It rained all the way up north on Saturday, the 11th, but not one drop from Sunday […]

Wolverine hopes to duplicate record $500,000 donation

Rob Koenen is this year’s Wolverine Worldwide United Way chairperson.

United Way benefits from fundraising Once again, Wolverine Worldwide is embracing its long-time partnership with United Way with new and exciting events designed to raise money for local charities and build a strong sense of community. Last year, the company set a new fundraising record by generating over $500,000 in support for local United Way […]

This week at the farm market…

Patrick and Peggy Bekker of Belmont purchase a Father’s Day treat of Gourmet Jerky from Rockford Farm Market vendor Kathy Bueche. From their state-certified kitchen in Marne, Mich., Gourmet Jerky, a long-time Rockford market vendor, uses beef, pork, chicken, deer, elk and buffalo to produce an amazing variety of flavored jerky.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Remember, if you love our hometown’s farm market as much as we do, please cast your vote for Rockford in the America’s Favorite Farm Market contest sponsored by America’s Farmland Trust. Thus far, we only have 59 votes cast for Rockford and we certainly can do much better than this. […]


Thursday, June 23 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Open Mic Night—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Garden Club Park stage, downtown Rockford, behind Arnie’s. Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m. […]