BIRTHDAYS — September 22–28

22 Jack Ferguson, Bev Maher 23 Lois Ives, Ursula James, Lola Leder, Alyce Milligan, Fran Pleune 24 Jerry Rodel, Paula Sedrowski, Andy Tidey 25 Kelly McWaters, Frank Phillips 26 Elisabeth Brasure, Mildred Bylsma, Emily Harr, Lois Kremers, Dillon Maharry 27 Rich Kogelschatz 28 Pam Middleton, Val Northcutt, Trevor TenBrink

Showers participates in University of Evansville Freshman service project

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The University of Evansville (UE) is proud to announce that Shain Showers of Belmont participated in the Freshman Service Project on Monday, August 20. The project sent new UE students to 20 locations throughout Evansville, Ind., including parks, community centers, and other nonprofit organizations, to perform tasks ranging from painting to cleaning to landscaping. The […]

OBITUARIES — John N. Muir

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John N. Muir, age 83, beloved husband, father and grandpa went home to his Lord September 10, 2012. John was born Aug. 20, 1929 in Lansing, MI to the late Robert and Agnes (Bowden) Muir. He graduated from Lansing Everett H.S. and MSU. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and attended […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Organizer disappointed about festival decision Dear Editor, For the last 15 years, my family and I have been in charge of the Scarecrow Make-N-Take at the Rockford Harvest Festival. It has always been the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October. We divide and donate the money between North Kent Community […]

Local businessman wants to feed the town of Rockford for free

Visit “Fatzo” and the Mrs. for Italian fare at Rockford’s newest restaurant. The doors opened Friday, September 7 at the corner of East Main and Northland Drive.

by BETH ALTENA In a way, buying their own restaurant was like an anniversary present for Debbie and Douglas Ryke. The couple celebrated their fifteenth anniversary the day after they opened the doors of Fatzo’s Pizza. In a way, it was like a whole new marriage. “The restaurant is our life now,” said Debbie of […]