State Police warn against IRS scams

The Michigan State Police are warning the public of a telephone scam targeting taxpayers nationwide. Scammers are using fake names and IRS badge numbers to intimidate and influence victims into wiring money to pay off IRS debts. Threats of audit, arrest, suspension of a business license or even deportation are made by the caller if […]

Letter to the Editor

For someone never at a loss for words, the complete surprise when an announcement was made at the Chamber Annual Meeting left me like a bubbling idiot.  Here’s what I wish I had said: I feel it is I who should be giving an award to the Chamber. They came to MY rescue allowing me to […]

Letter to the editor.

I just read your article on 4 new public safety officers.  I was pleased to read that we are saving ourselves money while providing better service because of the leadership we have in Rockford.  If it wasn’t for your paper, I wouldn’t even know the things that we are doing as a city.  After reading […]

Governor signs Main Street Fairness bills

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Michigan will begin to level the retail playing field this fall when certain out-of-state merchants, including online giant Amazon, are required to collect sales tax just as the state’s retailers do. Governor Rick Snyder signed Michigan Retailers Association’s Main Street Fairness legislation into law on January 15, capping MRA’s long battle to close a tax […]

Afendoulis takes oath of office in Lansing


State Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township (right), today takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.  From left to right is Afendoulis’ mother, Tina; his wife, Phyllis; and his daughters, Elena, Sophia and Mari. Afendoulis was elected last November as the state representative for the 73rd House District, which consists […]