Condominium development at Burch Body Works property approved by Planning Commission

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By BETH ALTENA The Rockford Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 to recommend approval of a condominium development proposed for mostly vacant property that was formerly occupied by Burch Body Works. Commissioner Tammy Bergstrom was the lone nay vote on Thursday, January 22. Rockford City Manager Michael Young opened the evening meeting with a preliminary […]

Governor signs Main Street Fairness bills

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Michigan will begin to level the retail playing field this fall when certain out-of-state merchants, including online giant Amazon, are required to collect sales tax just as the state’s retailers do. Governor Rick Snyder signed Michigan Retailers Association’s Main Street Fairness legislation into law on January 15, capping MRA’s long battle to close a tax […]

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Deb & I went to “American Sniper” last weekend. What a great movie. The story of Chris Kyle, credited with over 160 enemy kills, was well-done by Producer Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper. Navy Seal Kyle possibly had another 95 but that additional number was not verified. Of course, the movie had a very […]

Congratulations to Crestwood Elementary Cub Scout Roman Lowery

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He was awarded the Super Achiever award on January 6, 2015.  Roman earned this special achievement by fulfilling all the requirements needed for all 20 Webelos badges. Roman will also receive the prestigious Arrow Of Light award in February, and then transition into Boy Scout Troop 228.  A job well done!

Johnson Schultz concludes sterling career at Cornerstone

Cailie Johnson Schultz (Rockford High School 2011) finished off her collegiate volleyball career with yet another noteworthy season at Cornerstone University in 2014. Johnson Schultz was feted as an Honorable Mention All-American in 2014 as well as an All Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) First Team selection (third consecutive selection) while also being named  to […]