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Recently, I was asked to participate in a new program at Rockford High School coordinated by Sarah Young, one of the school’s counselors. The ACT Prep program involved a variety of area people, sixteen in total, sitting on panels each talking to juniors about his/her life and professional experiences. The panels were grouped by separate […]

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The sermon this past Sunday by my pastor, Rick Tigchon, was based on Revelations 3, the letter to Philadelphia, the original City of Brotherly Love. The theme of his sermon was Open Doors. The Christians in Philadelphia evidently were aware of what was going on and as things happened in Philadelphia, they adjusted on the […]

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As many of you know, I have been a member of the Rockford City Council for the past two years. Getting to know and work with the other Council Members, City Manager Michael Young, the City staff, and other residents and business people has been enjoyable. A lot has happened in the past two years. […]

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I am writing this column before the results of Tuesday’s election are known but there is one known certainty-Pete MacGregor is no longer the Michigan State Representative for the City of Rockford. In a re-structuring move, Pete’s 73rd District loses Rockford but he gains Grand Rapids Township and East Grand Rapids. Pete has been a […]

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This week, I would like to review Proposal 2012-01, the Referendum on Public Act 4 of 2011, the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, one of six proposals on next month’s ballot. The other five Proposals on the ballot attempt to amend the Michigan Constitution. Proposal 1 asks the citizens to either reinstate […]