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 […]

Scouts honor flag on 9-11 anniversary

Scouts of Pack 3226 from Meadow Ridge Elementary participate in the Scout Salute at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Young angler hauls in whopper king salmon

This 20-pound King Salmon was caught by Zeppi Jobse while on a Grand Haven fishing trip aboard the “Timber” along with captains Tim and Murry and grandparents Bill and Kathy Jobse of Whitecreek Lumber and Hardware. A variety of salmon were caught approximately four miles off the pier. What a fun fishing trip on Lake Michigan!

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Rockford firefighter graduates from Police Academy

Double proud—Rockford’s Robert Berkstresser, who has been a firefighter for the city since 1992, has graduated from police training academy. His daughter Holly, a 2004 Rockford High School graduate, also graduated from a police academy this summer.

by BETH ALTENA “It was a challenge, especially being older. If I was in my twenties like everyone else in the class, it would have been easier,” Bob Berkstresser, 51, made the statement about a grueling 16-week, 594-hour police training academy. Berkstresser just completed the class, allowing him to join the ranks of Rockford’s relatively […]