Main Street by Roger Allen — June 25, 2009

Big worry, short fingernails A lot of people worry about the national budget deficit. The idea of the government spending borrowed money goes against the grain. But, on a personal scale, we Americans did the same thing with our unrestrained credit card binge and mortgages we couldn’t afford. Let’s not get all moral about the […]

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Tax Attic — June 25, 2009

How are Social Security benefits calculated? The catching of fish in Canada was not quite as good this year as other years. The black flies and mosquitoes were not a problem, though. I guess they don’t like 50 degree and rainy weather either. However, the fishing was as good as ever. As those of us who […]

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School Beat — June 25, 2009

Addressing teens’ cell phone use by DAN WARREN, Principal East Rockford Middle School We have arrived at a place in our lives where we are instantly connected to each other through technology. It only takes a few seconds for us to connect for a conversation with just about anyone in just about any place in the […]

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Begin earns veterinary medicine degree

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Kirsten Begin has been awarded the doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received the degree during commencement and hooding ceremonies on campus May 8, 2009. Begin is the daughter of Neil and Lynn Begin of Belmont and a 2001 graduate of Rockford High School. At the College […]

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Rockford Register — June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25 Seniors Unlimited “Out To Lunch Bunch”-tour Canteen Services in Comstock Park, a third-generation, family-owned, Michigan-based company that provides food service solutions in vending, dining and catering, office coffee and water programs, senior meals, and correctional commissary and food services. After the tour, lunch (on your own) will be at Alpine’s Olive Garden. […]

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