Main Street- by Roger Allen publisher – July 9, 2009

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25 Years Ago… It was a trip down memory lane. The class of ’84 opened their time capsule a few days ago. Inside, among other memories, were 10 issues of The Rockford Squire. They dated from the first weeks of publication under that name after I bought the original local paper, the Rockford Register. The […]

The Tax Attic – July 9, 2009

Cash for Clunkers Our Congress is at it again. Passing laws and printing money seem to be their specialty these days. This particular program only has a one billion price tag, so it’s kind of small potatoes, but it’s still one BILLION dollars. I’m talking about the bill recently passed by both the House and […]

Engagement – July 9, 2009

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Berg-Icabone Dr. Dennis Icabone of Allegan and Ms. Nancy Anne Berg of East Grand Rapids are excited to announce their upcoming wedding. The couple is planning a Lake Michigan shoreline wedding on August 14, 2009, with immediate family members in attendance. A dinner reception for extended family and friends will follow at the Courtyard Marriot […]

Engagement – July 9, 2009

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DeBoode-Bouwkamp David and Char Bouwkamp of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Bouwkamp, to Kate DeBoode of Jenison. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Sue DeBoode of Jenison. She is a 2003 graduate of Jenison High School and 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University, and is currently […]

Ashleys celebrate 50th anniversary

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                  A 50th wedding anniversary will be observed on July 11 for Gene and Verna (Smith) Ashley of Rockford. They will celebrate their special day together with a dinner at Reds on the River. On August 8, an open house celebration will be held in their honor […]