MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

No column next week? Harold Camping, president of the Christian Family Radio network, predicts that the Rapture (the taking of God’s chosen people to heaven) will happen on May 21, 2011. Therefore, I may not be able to do the column for next week’s paper. I hope you’ll understand. According to Camping, the world will […]

THE TAX ATTIC — with Jerry Coon

Update on Michigan income tax changes It’s time for an update on what is going on in Lansing concerning the income tax overhaul. The last week has been very interesting. Almost everything we originally heard Governor Snyder describe in that eventful speech of a few months ago concerning taxes has changed. I say almost everything […]

BIRTHDAYS — May 21-27

21st Erwin Bylsma, Vena Devin, Deb Dittmer, Ashley Havemeier, Fran Kazmierski, Bea Laible 22nd Jeff Bell, Sarah Hone, Mickinzie Klinger, Brian Nylaan, Alan Richard, June Thielke, Ruth Van Soest 23rd John Broxholm, Irene King, Trissa Ruehs 24th Laura Ainsworth, Damon Hill, Harry Schultz 25th Debby Albrecht, Kim Fowle, Adam Kogelschatz 26th Sam Bartlett, Neal Brasure, Megan Kidd, Nancy Hill, Annie Mawby, Linda Reeds, Jim Wilson 27th Conrad Burnham, Esther Clark, Tim Huff, Nina Kettelhut    

Classic car show will feature music, games, more

The Rockford American Legion Post will be hosting its second annual Classic Car Show on June 4 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, Pets for Vets and other local Legion endeavors. Included in the show will be cars of every kind: antiques, classics, muscle cars, hot rods and special interest cars of all types and […]



Palumbo Mrs. Evelyn D. Palumbo, age 81, of Rockford and formerly of Sparta, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Evelyn liked crocheting, tatting, knitting, and playing the dulcimer. Evelyn made her grandchildren mittens and slippers. She made a baby afghan for every one of her grandchildren […]