WWW annual Sample Sale coming up soon—great deals for a good cause

WORK BEE—Working on shoes for the annual Wolverine Worldwide Sample Sale, pictured (l-r) are Jenny Howlett, Tessa Murray, Bess Paskvan, Sue VanDriel, and Karen Hiler, all WWW employees who signed up to work for three hours each week after work to prepare shoes for the sale. The sale of shoes, apparel, sporting goods and more will be held September 22 at Wolverine headquarters.

Jansen’s legislation saving hundreds of millions sent to governor

The state Senate and House passed legislation Wednesday that will save half a billion dollars in taxpayer money for the costs of public employee benefits, said bill sponsor Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township. Senate Bill 7 limits the amount a public employer can spend toward health care unless employees increase their contribution. “Ordinary taxpayers […]

Need for blood donation desperate

Kym Steffes, sales representative with The Rockford Squire newspaper, takes time out of her day to make a real difference in a stranger’s life—donating blood. Over 100 people took the time to donate—a good turnout.

Local sites offer plenty of options  Julie Buehler of Our Lady of Consolation Church (OLC) and School, said Michigan Blood donates $10 to the school’s youth program for every person who attempts to donate blood at the twice-annual blood drives there. This year, a larger-than-normal shortage in blood caused the organization to add another drive. […]

Friday Night Lights Experience

Drew Kerr

Week One — The Red Arrows host the Rams If week one is any type of projection of those to come, then fans, we’re in for some kind of treat. This week we will recap the Lowell vs Rockford game from the eyes of a fan and not a reporter. Keep in mind we are […]

Rams lose football opener to Lowell

The Rams attempt their signature starburst kickoff return.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Injuries hamper team’s efforts  by JIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER The last time the Rockford Rams and the Lowell Red Arrows met on the gridiron, it was November 9, 1973. The country was being rocked by the Watergate scandal. Memories of the Vietnam War were fresh in the nation’s minds. The number one song in […]