Annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

Pack 3285 Derby Racers.

Racing fever was running high at the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby for Pack 3285 at Crestwood School. Twenty-nine Scouts passed their written driver’s test, eye exam and received their Pinewood Derby operator’s licenses on Saturday, March 7 with each looking to take top honors that day. Mr. Rick VandeKerhoff served as emcee for the […]

On which side of history

138 North Main Street.

Dear Editor, “Narrow streets, shaded by towering trees, and lined with well-kept, two story homes….families strolling throughout the neighborhood, chatting with friends along their route to the ice cream shop(s) downtown…such scenes are commonplace in Rockford, a picture of small town America” (Rockford Master Plan, p. 18). I am not a fan of felling homes, […]

The Tax Attic

Answers to two more frequently asked questions I had some good comments on last week’s article concerning the most common questions that tax professionals ask of the research company I deal with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). It doesn’t matter how experienced the tax professional is, how long he or she has been […]

Roguewood Elementary’s Skylar Berlin: an Example in Excellence

Skylar Berlin

Respectful, responsible student sensitive toward others Skylar Berlin is known at Roguewood Elementary as a confident and resilient student who has a wonderful sense of humor. She is the daughter of Kathy and Joe Berlin. Her teachers describe Skylar as a respectful, responsible and caring student who is honest and sensitive to the feelings of […]

Rockford resident celebrates 105th birthday

Childhood photo.

The Rockford Squire recognizes lifelong Rockford resident, Mary Carpenter, who celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday, March 25. Her church family at Rockford United Methodist Church asks everyone to remember her with a card (belated is fine).  Her address is: Bishop Hills, 4951 Eleven Mile Rd. #28, Rockford, MI 49341. The Rockford Squire also wonders […]