New jewelry store hopes to add to Rockford’s shopping appeal

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

GLITTERY—Kim Danley and her mom Darlene Albertson at Dar’s Germs and Jewelry, new to downtown Rockford. Darlene Albertson hopes holiday shoppers will be drawn to her wares and continue to visit after the traditional season of giving. Dar’s Gems and Jewelry opened for business on November 12 at 67 Bridge Street, downtown Rockford. With a motto of “quality at low [...]

Volunteer police compile calendar as fundraiser

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

LOCAL VIEWS—Jim Herdegen, a Rockford Police Services Unit volunteer, has taken over 30,500 pictures with his Fuji digital camera. A dozen of the best are found in a calendar offered for sale by the Rockford Police. Department. Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones considers the efforts of his Volunteer Police Services Unit a big part of the success of policing in Rockford. [...]

Main Street, by Roger Allen, publisher

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. Thankful Two new things I’m thankful for this year: 1) I personally don’t have to make the tough decisions about the war in Afghanistan; 2) The president who must make those decisions is weighing all the pros and cons carefully, gathering information and insight from the experts. Thankless President Obama faces a classic example of the [...]

Birthdays – November 28-December 4, 2009

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

28th Heather Barton 29th Angie Bandemer, Mycah Heintz, Zoey Heintz, Paulene Stegehuis 30th Pat Breihof, Jill Fowle DECEMBER 1st Rosie Priebe, Bonie Rewa, Gerrit TenBrink 2nd Barry Bell, Nadine Hayes, Barb Ohnsman, Joan Wainright 3rd Sarah Barton, Stephanie Barton, Taylor Hone, Houston Moyer 4th Esther Haynes, Winnie Knight, Rick [...]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Five items most affect returns this year Boy, there sure is a lot going on in the tax arena this year. I have written about this regularly and previously, but it bears repeating: virtually by the minute, our tax system is getting more complicated. I attended a two-day seminar last week that was attended predominantly by Enrolled Agents, such as [...]
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