‘ACE was the place’ for antique tractors last Saturday

The six winning entrants of the 2012 ACE Hardware Annual Antique Tractor Show are as follows: seated in the foreground Eldie Ellenbaas and (L to R), Todd Simcoe, Don Snow, Edwin Rounds, Carl Walston, and Randy Linton.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL A beautiful Indian summer Saturday brought record attendance and participation at Rockford’s ACE Hardware Annual Antique Tractor Show. Arriving in record numbers, 40+ antique tractor owners from near and far were on hand to show off their pride and joy throwbacks to an earlier day. Lovingly cared for and mechanically […]

Rockford’s ACE high royal flush BBQ boot camp

“Grillin’ Guy” Bob Nurmikko displays a perfect Grist Mill brisket supplied by Canonsburg’s Don Kurylowicz. Let the grillin’ class begin!	Photo by STACY NEIDZWIECKI, stacyn.com

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL “It was awesome”, said Rockford master plumber Blaine Kellermeier after the second of two summer grilling seminars, complete with sit-down dinners, which were hosted by Pete Kruer of Rockford’s ACE Hardware. “I consider myself a fairly accomplished backyard griller,” continued Kellermeier, “but I’ve managed to learn something new while attending […]

Rockford Ace holds Grillin’ Extravaganza

All the way from Kansas City, BBQ expert Rob Russell explaining the finer points of BBQ grilling and smoking.	Photo by STACY NIEDZWIECKI, stacyn.com

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On a recent Monday evening, “Ace was the place” to be. Pete Kruer, of Rockford Ace Hardware, was hosting his first ever “BBQ Boot Camp” and everyone who had signed on for the evening was in hog heaven! Kruer had secured the services of Rob Russell, a real Kansas City […]

Meatloaf recipe a big hit

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by PETE KRUER Rockford Ace Hardware  Well, we learned more than we probably wanted about charcoal grilling. Ha! Ha! Now we are going to get into the fun stuff: cooking! Rob Russel from “The Good Ones” and “Three Little Pigs” has a meatloaf recipe that is a big hit at the barbeque circuit around the […]

‘BBQ Boot Camp’ coming to Rockford

Hearth Business LLC is proud to announce the date of the nationally famous “BBQ Boot Camp” to be hosted by Rockford Ace Hardware at 643 Northland Dr., Rockford. This Boot Camp is put on around the country by Rob Russell and Cumulus Broadcasting’s BBQ Bob. Russell is a real Kansas City BBQ expert who travels […]