Birthdays—May 9-15

May 9 – 15 May 10th Bill Antor Jack Cook Jodi Hay Linda Martinson Gary Pratt Delores Quinn Gerry Riemersma May 11th Stan Hone May 12th Paul Des Noyers Ralph R. Smith Bill Troy May 13th Harold Martinson Michael Richard Tyler TenBrink Esther Waller May 14th David Dingman Chuck Pearson Connie Potter Lynda Ringelberg May […]

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Main Street—May 7, 2009

Don’t blame the pigs Apparently it was the pork chop producers lobby that got the name “swine flu” changed to “H1N1 flu.”  I’m glad.  I had flu myself last winter and I never kissed a pig. Anyway, pigs never had this particular strain of influenza. These intelligent animals got the bad rap because it’s related […]

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The Tax Attic—May 7, 2009

Seminars help to improve client service As I have gotten older, I enjoy listening to more different types of music than I did when I was much younger. For instance, my future son-in-law Devon Cunningham and I just happened to end up at Founders Brew Pub in Grand Rapids last weekend. I have written before […]

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Obituaries—May 7, 2009

Gordon H. Vanderberg

Mr. Gordon H. VanderBerg, age 77, of Belmont passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids, and as a young man Gordon was active in Boy Scouts. After graduating from Union High School in 1950, he began working for Consumers Power Company. Gordon was drafted into […]

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Letters to the Editor — May 7, 2009

Dear Editor, As I reflect on the past thirty years here in Rockford, I marvel at the way I and my family have been blessed. Back in 1979, interest rates were high at 18 percent and more. Every store front in town was full. Barb Stein was already here at the same location (Great Northern […]

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