Education funding changes discussed at forum

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler (center) speaks at a forum to discuss changes in education funding. photo by Judy Reed by JUDY REED West Michigan wants changes in the way education is funded. And West Michigan residents weren’t shy about telling that to a panel of legislators and educators on Monday evening, Dec. 7, at an education forum at Cedar Springs [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisherRoger

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. Dinner, anyone? It seems unlikely that the experts can stop the Asian carp from getting into Lake Michigan. All of us should be looking for carp recipes. In the old days, carp was a trash fish that got thrown away. If things go the way we can expect, they may be the only fish left to eat. I figure if we can eat sushi, we can enjoy carp. While the [...]

Birthdays, December 19-25

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

19th Lucille Stotz 20th Michael Klinger, Mike Krupp, Carol Pratt, Bea Scrote, Bill Thornton 21st Chris Ackerman, Bernard May 22nd Meagan Bandemer, James Christopher, Lori Sivins 23rd Craig Ackerman, Clarence Allen, Holly Cavner, Carole Knox, Mike TenBrink 24th Randy Reeds 25th Chris Broyles, Tom Combs, Nancee DeVogel, Myrtle Jacobson, Steve Karloske, Sean [...]

The Tax Attic — by Roger Allen, publisher

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Issues beyond our comprehension My minister, Rick Tigchon, recently based his sermon on a Dr. Seuss book concerning going “beyond z.” The point of Rick’s sermon was that from time to time, we encounter events that simply just are not explainable. They go beyond our comprehension. They go where our alphabet currently ends at “z.” Of [...]

Squire travels to Vietnam

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

North Kent Service Center Director Sandy Waite and her husband traveled to Vietnam in November with a group from Kent County Habitat for Humanity for two weeks.  They were part of the Habitat for Humanity International—Mekong Build—near Hanoi.  “My husband and I built homes with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter,” Waite said.  “We built a total 32 homes while we [...]
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