The Tax Attic – July 2, 2009

Who qualifies to receive Social Security benefits? My wife, Deb, looked around our yard the other day and noted that our yard was an example of nature gone wild. The peonies have never had more flowers and those flowers were large and magnificent. All of the varieties of hostas are huge. There were flowers on […]

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Engagement – July 2, 2009

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Talaski-Griffin Kate Talaski and Todd Griffin, both from Denver, Colo., will be united in marriage on October 10, 2009.  The bride is a graduate of Rockford High School and Ferris State University. She is the daughter of Mike and Marcia Talaski of Rockford. The groom is a graduate of Shelby High School and Ferris State […]

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Mentors help students in senior year

STRIVE PARTNERSHIP—Rotarians Sue Bodenner, Ramona Hinton and Dave Spencer are pictured with this year's Service Above Self award winner Bonnie King.

Rockford High School students can have a friend and mentor to help reach their graduation goals through a Rockford Rotary program. Rockford Rotary’s STRIVE program matches seniors with citizens of the community who work together to help the high school students meet their graduation goals. A recognition dinner for the students and their mentors was […]

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Kovizh participates in POA exercise

Marine Corps Reserve Lance Cpl. Brad J. Kovizh, son of Julie Echtinaw of Lowell, and Mike Kovizh of Rockford, and fellow marines of the 24th Marine Regiment, Kansas City, Mo., recently participated in this year’s Partnership of the Americas (POA) exercise at Naval Station Mayport and Camp Blanding, Fla. U.S. Marines, partner nation marines from […]

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Reach for the world, read!

by CINDY KITZROW Director of Library and Media Services Each year the Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) reading specialists and library staff have a tradition of promoting summer reading. The theme for the 2009 Summer Reading Program is “Reach the World… Read.” The primary purpose of the program is to encourage students to read throughout the […]

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