Harvest Festival Coloring Contest winners

Coloring contest winners are pictured with Char Bouwkamp (D & W Store Manager), Zoe Hazelwood, Jordan Brechting, Jane Kettlehut and Kyler Depres. Not pictured is winner Mikaydon Schneider.

The Children’s Harvest Fest Coloring Contest was a great way for children to share their artistic talent. The contest was divided into three age groups: 3-5 years, 6-8 years and 9-12 years. Two prizes were awarded per age group. The winners in the 3-5 years age group: Jordan Brechting and Declan Fink; ages 6-8 years […]

Letters to the Editor — October 21, 2010

Open letter from the family of David Vanderlaan I would like to take this opportunity to thank my community for the outpouring of kindness and support. I grew up in Rockford, and my husband and I decided it was the obvious best place to raise our children. Little did we know at that time the […]

Obituaries — October 21, 2010

Vanderlaan  David Thomas Vanderlaan, 29, of Rockford died unexpectedly Saturday, October 1, 2010. David leaves behind his loving wife Deanna, his stepdaughter Chelsea, and his young children, Chloe, 7, Haiden, 5, and Hannah, 3; his parents, Rev. Dr. James and Eunice Vanderlaan of Caledonia; three sisters and three brothers, their families and many friends. David […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 21, 2010

Advertising pays!   TV’s current flood of campaign ads proves we’ll get the best politicians money can buy. This year’s Supreme Court ruling changed the game: corporations are now free to support candidates with unlimited infusions of money. It doesn’t take Einstein’s brain to figure out that big business’ preferred candidates are likely to be […]

Birthdays — October 23-29, 2010

23rd Shirley Curtis, Vicki Klinger, Merrill Post  24th Kara Bartlett, Eileen Behnke, Bill Boyd, Betty Braunschneider, Kiana Hackbardt, Rose Mol, Bernice Wilson  25th Jane Barber, Betty Becker, Frances Domanski, Sarah Elizabeth Hill, Lou Johnson  26th Paul Bartlett Jr., Steve Corvers, Charlie Laage  28th Sharon Ellison, Connie Hanson, Joyce Smedes