River Valley Auto assists Rockford Lions

SET IT DOWN RIGHT THERE BOYS!—Mike Bouwkamp assists in positioning a shed for use by the Market Master during Rockford’s Farm Market.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL In future weeks, visitors to the Rockford Farm Market will find a Rockford Lions donated shed smack dab in the center of the popular Saturday morning marketplace. The shed will serve as headquarters for the Market Master as he oversees the Market’s vendors and morning’s activities. Head Market Master Bob […]

Birthdays, June 27-July 3

27th  Len Carpenter   •   Andy Havemeier   •   Charles Traxler 29th  Megan Blakely    •   Frank Nelson   •   Roberta Shripka   •   Shelia Tidey 30th  Mark Blakeslee   •   Fred VandenBoogert   •   Sue Wobma JULY  1st     Sonia Andrews   •   Jean Karloski  2nd   Kerri TenBrink  3rd    Maggie Chipman   •   Kristine Stotz   […]

Main Street by Roger Allen — June 25, 2009

Big worry, short fingernails A lot of people worry about the national budget deficit. The idea of the government spending borrowed money goes against the grain. But, on a personal scale, we Americans did the same thing with our unrestrained credit card binge and mortgages we couldn’t afford. Let’s not get all moral about the […]

Tax Attic — June 25, 2009

How are Social Security benefits calculated? The catching of fish in Canada was not quite as good this year as other years. The black flies and mosquitoes were not a problem, though. I guess they don’t like 50 degree and rainy weather either. However, the fishing was as good as ever. As those of us who […]

School Beat — June 25, 2009

Addressing teens’ cell phone use by DAN WARREN, Principal East Rockford Middle School We have arrived at a place in our lives where we are instantly connected to each other through technology. It only takes a few seconds for us to connect for a conversation with just about anyone in just about any place in the […]