Anniversary—Burnetts celebrate 50 years

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Robert and Shirley Burnett of Rockford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 29, 2010. The couple were joined in matrimony on October 29, 1960. The Burnetts are the parents of Lynne Spiller and Connie Burnett. They have three grandchildren: Zachary, Amanda and Matthew Spiller.

Plainfield Township man arrested for several business break-ins

Since July of this year, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office has seen a dramatic increase in the number of business break-ins in the Plainfield, Alpine and Grand Rapids Township areas. Investigators estimated that approximately 50 of those break-ins could be related based on method of operation, time of day, property targeted, and type of business. […]

Introducing the first RHS Hall of Fame inductees

Carole Baker

Carole Baker  Carole Baker, a Rockford resident for almost 50 years, has been involved with the Rockford school district since the 1960s. She began by volun­teering for the schools when her chil­dren first attended Rockford schools. She recognized the value of being an involved parent. In the early 1970s, Carole became a school aide, working […]

Timbers to host Chamber After Hours event

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the November installment of its popular Chamber After Hours event. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 1 at Timbers Inn, 6555 Belding Road. Owner Dean Juth and his staff will be sharing the unique ambience of Timbers Inn for this networking event. According to […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 28,2010

ROTFL: Dave’s colonoscopy If you’ve read this Dave Barry piece elsewhere, you’ll notice that this is a shortened version. We wouldn’t want anyone to bust a gut laughing, especially since it deals with the gut.   About the writer: Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist for the Miami Herald. I called my friend […]