Birthdays – August 1-7

1st            Katharine Laage, Jackie Phillips, Millie Post  2nd            Gail Butterfield, Jackie Cook, Mary Eadie, Andrew Gauss, Vera Paepke  3rd            Sally Waite  4th            Jeff Eckert, Norma Zimmer  5th            Jason Berris, Patricia Frye, Calum Spoelma,Jonathan Stotz, Michell Tidey 6th            Geneva L. Amato  7th            Tiny Caswell, Julie Gulliver, Betty Linemeyer,Dee Maksim, Norine Osburn

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Grand Cakes is now open

The long-awaited cake bakery is baking up a storm. Grand Cakes, 124 Courtland St., downtown Rockford, offers free coffee every morning, warm scones, soft cookies, chewy brownies, coffee cake, whole or slices of cakes and pies, cupcakes, huge muffins, ice cream cakes, and cheesecakes by the slice, too. The bakery also offers cake pan rentals, […]

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Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – July 30, 2009

  Bonus? I just heard that one of the brokers, to whom we gave millions of dollars, is paying bonuses of $800,000 to some of their employees! Seems like they didn’t need that bail-out money after all. The company made a few billion dollars in the second quarter of the year. By the end of […]

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon – July 30, 2009

Do you qualify for the First Time Homebuyer credit? There are some government programs that seem to generate more and more questions. The federal First Time Homebuyer Program is one of those programs. The fact that there is $8,000 in totally refundable dollars at stake might have something to do with creating questions. Taxpayers are […]

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Obituaries – July 30, 2009

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Longhurst Donna Jeanne Hart Longhurst, age 79, of Rockford peacefully left us July 27, 2009. Donna will be deeply missed by her husband of 61 years, James E. Longhurst; her children, Randy (Rachel) Longhurst, Marie (Lynn) Farrance, Keith Longhurst and partner Marie Schultz; grandchildren, Jason (Andrea) Longhurst, Krystin (Jacob) Sponsler, Lindsey (Andrew) Maki, Ashley Farrance; […]

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