The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon – July 23, 2009

  First-time homebuyer credit needs to be clarified Over the past few weeks, we have received a number of calls requesting further information and clarification on the federal government’s first-time homebuyer credit. The confusion relates to the differences between the credit that was available for homes purchased in 2008 and the credit available for homes […]

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Magic, ice cream part of summer kids’ program

The fourth-grade students at Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) summer program recently took a bike ride on the White Pine Trail. Their reward was ice cream at Trailside Treats in Belmont. The summer program is held at the RPS administration building. The students go swimming, go on walking and bus field trips, participate in gym, nature, […]

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Post Commander shows off 1937 Ford police vehicle

You may have seen this beauty of a car in downtown Rockford on Friday, July 17. Michigan State Police Post Commander F/Lt. Chris McIntire had it delivered to participate in the Sparta Town and Country Days parade Saturday. This vehicle represents the type and style of patrol vehicle the Michigan State Police used in 1937. […]

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Chicken rules to be decided over winter

Rockford resident Shawn Raymond asked the Rockford City  Council if they would consider an ordinance allowing hens in City limits. By hatching season next spring he will have an answer. Currently farm animals are prohibited in the City, but council is taking on Raymond’s request and investigating what other  cities are allowing. It has become […]

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Plainfield Farm Market ‘exceeds expectations’

LEARNING CAN BE FUN—Megan and Leah George, ages 10 and 12, of Grand Rapids, count back change for a customer at their family booth.

Plainfield’s Farm Market was a nice new township event last year. This year it is a smashing success at a new location at 4411 Plainfield in the parking lot of Frontline Church. Old-timers will remember the site as the former location of Meijer offices and once the Meijer discount outlet. According to Plainfield Township Clerk […]

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