A Message for You

Not Disappointed  by JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church “…in you they trusted and were not disappointed,” Psalm 22:5. Hello, fellow Rockfordian. Here is something for you to think about: People who went before you trusted in God and they were not disappointed. Is there anyone else about whom you can say that? …government? …business? …family? […]

Double amputee Iraq soldier supported by USSA, local outfitter

Sgt. Nick Koulchar is a double amputee due to an IED bomb in Sadr City, Irag on August 26, 2008.

On Saturday, August 20, the United Special Sportsman Alliance (USSA) held a fundraiser in Middleville at the Swamp Fox for Sgt. Nick Koulchar from Montrose, Mich. The USSA is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 organization that helps send disabled veterans and children with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses on hunting and fishing trips of a lifetime totally […]


Jansen supports much needed reforms Dear Editor, The Legislature recently approved reforms that will provide schools and local governments with the necessary tools to address the rising cost of benefits and keep education dollars in the classroom. Senate Bill 7, which I sponsored, limits the amount a public employer can spend toward health care unless […]

OBITUARIES — Mrs. Ruth Mae Cooper

Mrs. Ruth Mae Cooper

Mrs. Ruth Mae Cooper, age 84, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born November 11, 1926, to Glenn and Edith Joslin near Anamosa, Iowa. She went to a small school in Stone City, Iowa, and came to Grand Rapids at the age of 17 for a two-week […]

Fire department douses children for fun


                        The Rockford Fire Department helped make the last few days of the Rockford Public Schools Summer Kids Rock program full of fun as they brought two fire trucks to the Parkside Elementary School playground and sprayed water into the air for the kids […]