Restaurant offers free Thanksgiving dinner

Owners Melissa Brower and Michelle Wordens

The Halfway Restaurant is happy to let the community know they are hosting their second annual free Thanksgiving dinner of Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be serving a full course traditional dinner, including all favorites: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, dinner, rolls, beverage and pumpkin pie […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher — November 18, 2010

Taken for granted So many little things. Like safety razors. I seldom draw blood. What was it like when we had only straight razors? I’d be afraid of those. And, did women shave their legs before safety razors? It was only in 1904 that King Gillette patented his razor. Before that, what a way to […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon — November 18, 2008

Interesting time for taxes Now that we know the make-up of the House and Senate in Washington, we can make some educated guesses as to what is going to happen to our tax system in 2011. We will find out if the politicians really do listen to the voters. Based on their hearing capacity, the […]

Birthdays — November 20–26

20th Emily Halliday, Andy Thompson 21st Michael Bartish, Paul Kazmierski, Jil Magnan 22nd John Michael Mawby, Danielle Secord, Jerri Twichell 23rd Mary Blakeslee, Graham Laible, Shirley Norman, Jim Reeds, Carl David Wier 24th Tom Alkema, Eliza DeVogel, Bev Reeds, Jan Woods 25th Sue Arends, Donna Spencer, Janet Welcer 26th Cindy Kogelschatz, Bonnie Rowland, Tim Phillips

Jazweic elected Rockford mayor for second time

by Beth Altena Steve Jazwiec—former mayor and mayor pro-tem going into the regular Rockford City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 8—was elected mayor after some confusion. Both Jazwiec and former mayor Rich Moll were both nominated for the honor. Jazwiec was nominated by Councilmember Brien Dews and Moll was nominated by councilmember Mary Eadie. Dews […]