Happy 50th birthday, Pam Beimers, on 11/11/11

You always complained that you weren’t able to receive a birthday card in the mail on your birthday due to Veterans Day. Here’s making up for all those 50 years by having it published in the paper! Love, Your favorite sister & brother!

Great deals on eyeglasses during anniversary celebration at In Focus Eyecare

Teri Hostler, ABO optician and Dr. Mark Swan, OD, offer over 40 years experience at In Focus Eyecare.

Staff offers over 40 years experience to downtown location  by BETH ALTENA “When you love what you do, it is amazing how well you can work together,” said Teri Hostler, ABO optician at In Focus Eyecare, 25 North Main Street, Rockford. The staff celebrates one year under the ownership of Mark Swan, OD, MEd, FAAO, […]

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

Taking it easy My humor column research crew was pretty productive this week, so I didn’t have to do any thinking. (Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off NOW.) Not so sharp A butcher shop employee in the German town of Braunschweig inadvertently handed a customer a bag containing more than 2,000 euros […]

BIRTHDAYS — November 12–18

12 Amy Bozek, Emily Huff, Bethel Trendt 13 Judy Douglas, Larry Harr, Nancy Krupp 14 Kay Abshire, Bryce Hull, Patrick Kinstle, Joe Magnan, Catherine Anne Phillips, Lorraine Russell, Marie Spendow, Carrie Yeomans 16 Anna Bearinger, Donna Dodd, Aunt Norine Elkins, Jim Huber 17 Kyle Orr 18 Kenneth Scott Alkema, Arlene Bowman, Steve Fisher, Rob Gulliver, Ellen Hansen, Marlene Larson, Maxine Ward

Citizens invited to attend sheriff’s academy


The Kent County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy is a vital program allowing the citizens of the county to become more familiar with their sheriff’s office. The intent of the academy is to help the residents of Kent County know more about the men and women who are protecting their communities and why they make […]