MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

International travel The fight over building a new U.S./Canada bridge is kind of funny. The owner of the current bridge has become mega-rich from tolls. He’s now spending millions to convince us that another bridge would cost us a fortune in tax money. He claims the tolls would not cover the cost. Well, Canada thinks […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Why I love my town Reason #129:  Most of us, we see the flashing lights go by with mild curiosity. Last week I had occasion to dial 9-1-1. All day I’d had a little trouble breathing, and at bedtime I didn’t want to bother anybody, but I was nervous. Within minutes, Officer Dave Jehnzen was […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Had enough? The election campaign seems to have gone on for several years. We’ve seen and heard the same malarkey over and over in the ads. Taking words out of context and making a phony fuss about them seems to be the strategy of choice. Checking the calendar: only three more months to go. I’ve […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Everybody talks about it We sure got weather from Mother Nature last week. A week ago our shoes were melting and grass was burned to a crisp. Then, believe it or not, we got rain off and on for a few days. The farmers in Iowa would sell their kids for rain. After a nice […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Good News All over the world, cities and governments find themselves broke. Many have drastically cut services and jobs. You’ll be happy to know that both Rockford and Cedar Springs are in pretty good shape. Budget information is available on the Web. Rockford’s site has complete figures with all the extras, such as cemeteries, water […]