REF to present hilarious evening of bipartisan political satire


by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  If you failed to score a pair of tickets to last year’s “sold out” Rockford Education Foundation (REF) annual benefit performance, now is the time to act! In seeking to one-up last year’s hugely successful appearance of Second City, the REF has booked The Capitol Steps for its 15th annual […]

Local heroes serve in AmeriCorps NCCC

Meghan Pitsch

On Friday, Nov. 12, Meghan Pitsch and Rose Marie Fulbright, both of Rockford, were inducted into the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. They began work on their first of four long-term service projects the week of November 15. Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps NCCC is a residential national service program that supports disaster […]

MILITARY — November 24, 2010


Shortridge graduates from basic training Air Force Airman Kaila A. Shortridge has recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Give thanks A long time ago the citizens and the immigrants gathered for dinner. They were thankful to have plenty to eat and to be together in peace. And how’s everything now? Not too bad for most of us immigrants and descendents. We’re recovering from a recession sometimes compared with the Great Depression of the […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Be thankful This has not been the greatest of deer seasons. One good thing is that I get to spend some time with two of my Central Michigan University (CMU) roommates, Gary McCrimmon and his brother Grant, along with Gary’s son Jason, Grant’s son Scott, and another long-time friend, Jim Melvin. As far back as […]