Rock the Dam concert series approved


Youth, adult battle of the bands to begin in July by BETH ALTENA Rockford City Council unanimously approved a new music event to debut this summer. Dan DeWard of Studio D2D received a warm reception to his idea for a battle of the bands to take place downtown Rockford beginning in July. Rock the Dam […]

Young entrepreneur offers state-of-the-art floatation therapy

Lucas Harger shows one of two floatation tanks available by appointment. Harger, 30, started Just Relax Floatation after his own positive experiences with the benefits of floatation.

Member of old Rockford family brings a first to town by BETH ALTENA Thirty-year-old Lucas Harger is no stranger to Rockford. The 1999 Rockford grad had his first job at the Corner Bar at age 16 and also worked at Waldon Books in the former North Kent Mall, was an art assistant to local artist […]

Special Olympics basketball tournaments well received

Photo by TOM SCOTT

The Special Olympics State Basketball championships held in Rockford on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20 brought thousands of people to Rockford and may become an annual event. Kimberly Purdy, Public Relations Director, Special Olympics Michigan commented, “The City of Rockford, Rockford Public Schools and the Heart of Rockford Business Association opened their hearts, […]

Herman’s Boy Floyd returns from Florida vacation with new employee in tow


Se habla español? Now everyone knows that Floyd Havemeier, of Rockford’s Herman’s Boy, likes to keep his thumb on the pulse of Rockford. (Huge understatement!) So it came to pass that Floyd and wife Sharon would not embark on a well-deserved two-month winter R&R hiatus to the Gulf coast of Florida unless the boys back […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

“Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Don’t miss it! Since Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World, we celebrate with an annual humor banquet. The banquet is always held on the Saturday closest to April 1, in front of the Corner Bar on Main Street. This coming Saturday is the big day. […]