Pure Rockford—the power of local print media

editorial by BETH ALTENA It is with interest those of us in the news industry follow global, national and now—right here in our own back yard—changes in print media as newspapers adjust to a more digital information age. Papers have struggled to find a formula that works, blending digital and print format news and advertising. […]

Local business sponsors holiday program that gives back to community

Reds on the River partners with area nonprofits with gifts ‘that keep on giving’  When the hustle and bustle of the holidays has passed and families turn their attention to the New Year, one local company will deliver gifts “that keep on giving” through six local charities. Reds on the River in Rockford has partnered […]

‘Rekindle the joy of the season’ officials urge at holiday ceremony

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Lighting event kicks off with holiday traditions Villagers by the hundreds walked to the banks of the Rogue River at Peppler Park for the annual ceremony as Rockford turned on the downtown’s holiday lights. A mild evening on Tuesday, Nov. 15 allowed the Rockford High School band and choir members to entertain the crowds with […]

RAM (Rockford Area Museum) artifact #2 ‘The story of the newspapers dress

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Three girls entered a contest to celebrate the Rockford Register’s 100th birthday during the Start of Summer Celebration in 1971. Marcia Jo Bunn Brewer made a newspaper dress pattern from the Rockford Register and won the contest. Her prize was a telephone given by Michigan Bell. Marcia graduated from Rockford High School in 1973 and […]

Gagnon joins ChoiceOne Bank

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ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Kent G. Gagnon as business development officer. In this position, Gagnon is responsible for creating new opportunities and developing long-term relationships with the local business leaders in the communities the bank serves. “As more businesses recognize us as the local choice for all their banking needs, […]