Man on the Street

What do you like to do to celebrate Memorial Day weekend?

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three kind young people and two friendly dogs were open to sharing with our readers what they planned for this past Memorial Day weekend. Skylar Red Bow, 17, Brooke Smoes, 17, and Trevor Garlock, 15, all of Rockford, were enjoying downtown Rockford, hanging out on a bench by the dam. Skylar and Brooke said they would both watch the band in the Memorial Day Parade. Seniors [...]

What are your New Year’s Eve traditions?

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA “For New Year’s Eve I just hang out with friends and family now, but when I was in high school I would watch whichever Lord of the Rings movie was out, decorate my room, dress up drinking fake wine, and watch the ball drop on tv.” —Amanda Turner Rockford         “My only tradition is that at midnight my family calls each other to wish everyone [...]

How are you protecting yourself and your family from getting sick?

November 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

“My family plans to get the flu shot and we’re more conscious about washing our hands. It’s terrifying in school. I imagine every high school student is going to get sick this season. It seems inevitable; we touch the same things.” —Shelby Denhof, Rockford     “I’m washing my hands, not shaking hands as often, staying out of crowds, and wiping shopping [...]

Man on the street — How do you feel about Judge Servaas and the courthouse possibly leaving Rockford? by Ana Olvers

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

  “I agree with the consolidation. But it’s going to hurt Rockford. The state will save, but the public will lose because of the inconvenience." Roger Betten, Trufant   “If Servaas wasn’t in agreement, then they shouldn’t have even built a new building." Nancy Dykstra, Rockford                       Kerry Rhoderick, Grand Rapids”] [...]

Should the United States have universal healthcare?

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA Rockford Squire intern “Yes, if they can’t get it any other way.” —Doris Garrison, Lansing “No, because there is already Medicaid and Medicare programs in place for those without insurance. I don’t want big government to be the boss of my healthcare.” —Cynthia Pritchard, Davison Note: These two women were in town to enjoy Rockford prior to [...]