What Memorial Day Means to Me

Maddie Lyals

by MADDIE LYALS, age 9 Many people think Memorial Day is about getting the pool ready or for having picnics because summer is starting soon and the weather will get warm, but what it means to me is spending time with family and for remembering all the soldiers who died for our country. I’m thankful […]

Local family man risked all, lives on as national hero

John Sjogren receiving honors from President Truman.

Major John C. Sjogren helped win key battle in WWII, awarded Medal of Honor by MATT MARN Memorial Day, a time to commemorate U.S. soldiers who died while in service of their country, began after the Civil War as a day of remembrance and reconciliation. Memorial Day has now evolved into a general day of […]

Local Memorial Day Events

ROCKFORD 8:45AM Opening Flag Raising Ceremony—Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford 9:00AM Parade—FromCommunity Cabin north to Lewis St., west on Lewis St. toMain St, south on Main St. to Bridge St., east on Bridge to Lincoln St., south on Lincoln St. across 10 Mile to Rockford Cemetery. 10:50AM Wreath Laying Ceremony and Open House—Merritt Lamb Post. Food and […]

It rained out our parade (and roads)

photo by Tom Scott

Many area Memorial Day Services were cancelled due to severe weather. In Belmont, the show went on, despite a deluge that began minutes after the 2 p.m. event began. Rockford and Belmont received the worst of the flooding after five inches fell in about an hour.

Letters to the Editor – June 4, 2009

What’s wrong with this picture? Dear Editor On May 25 I heard a small plane overhead as I was in my front yard. I looked up and the plane was towing a banner behind it. It circled the City several times, as the parade was forming. The banner was advertising Fox Motor sales in Grand […]