Cannon Twp. chosen for state wetlands program

Cannon Township has been chosen to be part of the Wetlands Local Assistance Pilot Program through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE). The goal of the pilot program is to increase the efficiency of the wetland permitting process through local and state resources in order to protect the wetlands of the state. […]

Equestrian riders earn spot on Dream Team

Equestrian riders (l-r) Jackie Thome, Alexis Thome, Karly Macqueen, Kira Brown earn a spot on the District V Dream Team.

  The Rockford equestrian team had four of their 19 riders earn a spot on the District V Dream Team. District V is comprised of 18 teams and approximately 115 riders from area schools. The teams are split into four divisions and competed in shows this past fall. The top 10 riders from the entire […]

Special Occasions dresses up your event in style

Penny Waltman takes pride in the selection and prices of her linens and other products offered at Special Occasions West, located in downtown Rockford.

  When Penny Waltman and her sisters were planning a family wedding, they were frustrated to find no local fine linen service, and had to order through the mail. Seeing a need for this kind of service, Special Occasions was born. Now the family company has two locations serving Michigan, Special Occasions West in downtown […]

Lions annual Easter ham sale going on now

HAM IT UP—The annual Lions Club ham sale has built a reputation and loyal following.

  The Rockford Lions do have hams and are fanning out around town inviting their fellow residents to join them, once again, in celebrating the upcoming April 4 Easter holiday with a traditional Easter feast featuring delicious Easter ham. They are offering top premium, bone-in, precooked, 7- to 9-pound spiral-sliced hams with a glazing packet. […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — March 4, 2010

  Let’s see… I think I have this right: The drug companies gave money to help our elected representatives get reelected. In gratitude, Congress voted to keep the government from bargaining with the drug companies over drug prices. That worked, so they gave our elected representatives more money to keep things the same. Then, insurance […]