Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

Deep doo-doo Problems, problems everywhere. • The oil spill in the Gulf may be coming under control, but the damage is tremendous. BP, the oil company that owns the rig (and the problem), may end up broke. Maybe better them than all the people depending on the Gulf for food and a living. • The […]

Birthdays — May 15-21, 2010

15th Steve Douthett, Curt Hazlewood, Cyndy Len, Linda Richard, Darlene Thorington 16th Kristi Anderson, Marjorie Brooks, Terry Guinnup, Patte Carter Hevia 17th Evelyn Hoekwater, Roger Stotz 18th Mary Jane Kohls, Randy Sivins 19th Dorothy Conran, Janice Quinn, Phyllis Tpma 20th Bruce Caylen, Jim Eadie 21st Erwin Bylsma, Vena Devin, Deb Dittmer, Ashley Havemeier Fran Kazmierski, […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon

One of the reasons I love baseball left us last week. Ernie Harwell passed away last Tuesday from cancer. Ernie and his partner, George Kell, were the voices of baseball when I was growing up in Coopersville in the 1950s and 1960s. Ernie had a special way of bringing the game alive for me and […]

Lewis new face on Rockford Board of Education

Tim Lewis

Incumbent David Keller remains on the Rockford Board of Education after earning a total of 1,484 votes in the Tuesday, May 4 election. In a close second seat bid, Jason C. Clauser failed to earn a seat on the board with a total of 1,008 votes and Timothy James Lewis will be the new board […]

Former sports columnist joins race for office

For more than 30 years, as sports editor and main sports columnist at the Grand Rapids Press, Bob Becker reached out daily to households throughout West Michigan. Now he is reaching out to those same households again, this time as a Republican candidate for the 73rd District State House seat currently held by Tom Pearce. […]