Rockford homeschool student wins $1,500 scholarship

Matthew Newman, a 13-year-old homeschooler, was recently honored at the end of a summer barbeque as the proud first-place winner of this year’s Michigan Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest. After winning the boys’ regional title on March 3, Newman advanced to the state competition held May 16 in Port Huron. In addition to laying claim to […]

Letters to the Editor – September 17, 2009

Over 50,000 Rockford Rotary chicken dinners sold Dear Editor,  Rockford Rotary Club is again serving its famous BBQ chicken dinners during the first weekend of Harvest Fest, Friday and Saturday, September 25-26, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drive-up service is available at the Rotary […]

Radio personality wins $50,000 Corvette

This makes up for the flowers he didn’t get her on their 40th anniversary this July. Gary Allen, morning host of newsradio wood 1300, was the lucky winner of a 2009 Corvette, a car that sells in the $50,000 range and boasts about 435 horsepower. The car was the prize for this year’s Grand Valley […]

Birthdays – September 19-25

19th Paul Krupp, Haley Pilgrim, Roberta Sheils, Roberta Shripka 20th Alton Klinger, John Luton, Stacey Schluckebier 21st Richard Amon, Ruth Denick 22nd Jack Ferguson, Bev Maher 23rd Lois Ives, Ursula James, Lola Leder, Alyce Milligan, Fran Pleune 24th Char Krupp, Jerry Rodel, Paul Sedrowski, Andy Tidey 25th Betty Houting, Frank Phillips

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – September 17, 2009

  Somber anniversary We’ve just come through the eighth anniversary of 9/11. Osama Bin Laden is still at large, and the war in Afghanistan goes on. Hope springs eternal: maybe the coming year will bring good news. Poor value? The President’s recent speech to Congress on his plan for health care reform contained many specifics. […]