Former Rockford resident’s essay featured in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Fomer Rockford resident Wendy Gager gives a copy of the latest “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad” book to her father, Ken Gager, who is a subject of an essay in the book.

Fathers and daughters have a unique connection that may seem like a love/hate relationship at times of conflict, especially when boyfriends are involved, but one of the strongest in the long run. Former Rockford resident and mystery author W.S. Gager has written an essay as a tribute to her father and grandfather for the latest […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

BP’s disaster—and ours I’d like to say something about the oil gushing into the Gulf but nothing seems adequate. And others have said it all, anyway. Years ago, while working for FEMA, I was down there on a weather-related disaster. I’m sorry for those good people and for the wildlife. The oceans are irreplaceable and […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — June 3, 2010

“The Golden Age of Retirement” In my opinion, we are well past the mid-point of the age that future generations will come to call “The Golden Age of Retirement.” I have three reasons to back up my assertion. First, there are still mass amounts of people receiving benefits from defined benefit pensions, i.e. you work […]

The Rockford Area Historical Society nominates Edna Haner for consideration by the Rockford Area Community Endowment

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Edna Haner was born in Rockford on December 26, 1875 and lived in the area all of her life. She was an only child. Her father, Charles, a Civil War veteran, was a partner in a wagon and carriage shop in Rockford. In 1897 Mr. Haner and his then partner, William Haskell, had their building […]

Winners announced for annual BeeVee Film Awards

Best Supporting Actor Ryan Siekman escorts Julia Hagedorn down the red carpet for the fourth annual BeeVee Film Awards.

Like a scene out of Hollywood, actors, actresses, directors and producers waited in line to walk down the red carpet leading to the fourth annual BeeVee Film Awards at Bella Vista Church in Rockford. As cameras flashed, the young people posed for their adoring fans and were interviewed by ceremonies co-host Brad Spead on their […]