Rockford takes second in World Odyssey

TOP OF THE WORLD—The North Rockford Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team took second place in their division, topped by a Singapore team by five points.

Teams have returned from their trek to Iowa May 27-30, 2009. Making the trip with the five Rockford representative teams, were 850 other teams, from the United States, and over 13 countries. Rockford placed the highest of the Michigan teams, bringing home a trophy and silver medals for their second place finish, topped by Singapore […]

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Horse shooting investigated

The Kent County Sheriff Department is currently investigating an incident were a horse was shot and killed.  The incident occurred on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 in the 800 block of Buth Dr NE, which is in Plainfield Township. The Sheriff’s Department is searching for anyone who may have heard gunshots or seen suspicious subject(s) […]

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Birthdays

June 6-12   6th     Sandi Franklin            Gordon Steinke   7th    Lois Knoor   8th     Pete Brucki             Bill Cutler             Mark A. Mackie             Caroline Rowley             J. TenHave-Chapman             L. TenHave-Chapman   9th     Madison Kunkle             Collin P. Mackie             Peter Schluckebier […]

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Main Street – June 4, 2009

by Roger Allen, publisher   This is the Twilight Zone The Dow rose 221 points on Monday, the day General Motors filed for bankruptcy. In fact, stock markets all over the world went up. On Tuesday, GM’s new CEO, Fritz Henderson, gave a news conference in which he apologized for any shoddy products produced in […]

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The Tax Attic – June 4, 2009

Why is Social Security going bankrupt? As I have written in previous articles, I enjoy going to sprint car races, particularly the winged sprint car shows put on by the World of Outlaws. It’s a traveling circus that comes to Michigan usually once a year. Sometimes they come when I’m out of state, up in […]

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