New event in Rockford another downtown success story


Fashion’s Night Out wows shoppers  When the economy is tough, the tough plan exceptional shopping events. Fashion’s Night Out was another doozy of a popular event involving many of downtown’s merchants. Spearheaded by Erika ? of Paperdoll, the event drew many for special hours and prices to treat shoppers to a festival of savings. With many […]

Horsin’ Around Hoedown at Equest Center to be lots of fun

The fifth annual Horsin’ Around Hoedown for Equest’s Kids, presented by the Northern Cross Foundation and Meijer Inc., will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at 6:00 p.m. at the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, 3777 Rector, Rockford. Join host Maranda from WOTV4 and step back into the Old Wild West to enjoy boot-stompin’ music and entertainment, […]

Howard Christensen Nature Center offers healthy outdoor event

Walk or run: benefits for all  According to research, natural settings increase a sense of self-worth and decrease stress. The Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC), nestled in the Rogue River State Game Area, is the perfect setting for a walk or run, especially on Sunday, October 23. This is the date for the first Red […]


Reader reflects on Healing Field Dear Editor, My wife Sherry and I visited the Healing Field at the Cannonsburg ski hill on Sunday and were moved by the display of 3,000 flags representing those lost on 9/11. We returned after dark to see what it looked like under the lights and were moved again, in […]

Early morning two-car crash seriously injures drivers

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, a crash Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:38 a.m. caused both drivers to be seriously injured. A 2009 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Johnathan Sutton, 38, of Howard City, failed to stop at the intersection of 13 Mile Road and Edgerton Avenue. Sutton was southbound on Edgerton. His vehicle was […]