Tom Scott

God rocks at Praise in the Park

August 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  The 13-member praise team from Rockford United Methodist Church belts out their rendition of “I Refuse.” Pictured (L to R) Jeff Schroeder, Ivor Thomas, Sue Dalrymple, Robbin Sheasley, Suzi Richards, Ruth Reickard, Eric Lofgren, Hannah Schroeder, Mike Walden, Priscilla Walden, and Jason Reickard. Seated in background, Greorge Schwallier and [...]

Third Meijer State Games of Michigan better than ever

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photo by TOM SCOTT The West Michigan Sports Commission reported that the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan, Olympic-style competition held throughout venues in Rockford, Sparta and the greater Grand Rapids area, was better than ever and a huge success. Sports in the 2012 event included archery held here in Rockford at the Rockford Freshman Center Saturday and [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

FYI: playing possum Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” We all know possums pretend to be dead to avoid being eaten by bigger animals. Farm folks know that if you lay a chicken on the ground and draw a line in the dirt away from its beak, it will lie there for a while. There has been scientific study of this phenomenon, known as tonic [...]

Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Squire thanks friends for float Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE The Rockford Squire staff would like to thank those who contributed to their Start of Summer Celebration parade float. Thank you to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for lending the truck, Post Berry Farms for the bushel baskets and crates, Rockford Ace Hardware for the beautiful plants, Pegasus Sports [...]

Chamber praises celebration cooperation

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Start of Summer Parade Grand Marshals (l–r) Linda Southwick, Polly VonEschen and Gay McDonald, along with John Scheidel (front seat), appear in the parade on Saturday, June 9. The four have been working on the Start of Summer Celebration for more than 20 years. Photo by TOM SCOTT Dear Editor, The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) would like to thank this great [...]
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