Rockford columnist gratified, humbled

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For Rockford’s Tom Rademacher, last week was a whirlwind week of selling and signing copies of his newest book, “Knocking At Your Door.” The book is an encore of his debut book “Splitting Wood” that was released in 2010. The award-winning columnist’s newest book contains 80+ new columns gleaned from […]

Rademacher launches second book of stories

Long-time columnist for The Grand Rapids Press lauded for reminding readers of ‘the love, hope and humor in our own lives’  Nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist Tom Rademacher of Rockford has launched a second book of stories culled from the thousands he authored during his 30-plus years for The Grand Rapids Press. Entitled “Knocking At Your […]

Master storyteller one of Rockford’s treasures

Author Tom Rademacher

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The sun had not yet risen last Saturday morning when long-time Rockford resident, Tom Rademacher, found himself ensconced comfortably at a table in front of the Coffee Ranch counter at Herman’s Boy. A regular at Herman’s Boy, Rademacher had been invited by his close friend, the store’s owner Floyd Havemeier, to hold […]

Rockford resident, long-time newspaperman launches book of his favorite columns

Two signings scheduled He’s not Santa Claus, but he is bearing gifts for sale—and just in time for the holidays. Tom Rademacher, a resident of Rockford and recently retired from a 31-year career at The Grand Rapids Press, will host two book signings in town to celebrate the release of his first collection of columns, […]