Letters to the Editor-April 23, 2009

Disappointed with handling of tannery closing I am just writing to let you know that I worked at the tannery for 22 years, my last day of work was Thursday. At that point, Wolverine World Wide, a company that had a 96 million dollar profit last year, has not made a severance package to any […]

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Rockford Chamber welcomes new members

CHAMBER LEADERS—Board of Directors from L to R as follows: Char Bouwkamp (D & W Fresh Market), Bobbi Lindeman (Wolverine World Wide, Inc.), Vice President Dr. Carl Stites (Stites Eye Care), Jeff Lewis (Fluis, Inc.), Candy Lancioni (Aunt Candy’s Toy Company), Andy Tidey (The Corner Bar), President Polly VonEschen (Baskets in the Belfry), Steve Hallead (Independent Bank), Jody Greco (City of Rockford – EX Officio), Secretary Dr. Mike Shibler (Rockford Public Schools), and Linda Southwick (LSS Holdings).  Missing members from the photo are Dan Byrne (Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc.) and Treasurer Jerry Coon (Action Tax Service).

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors welcomes two new board members and a new vice president. Char Bouwkamp (D & W Fresh Market) will fulfill John Donehoo’s (consultant) term and Bobbi Lindeman (Wolverine World Wide, Inc.) will replace the retired Michael Donabauer. Dr. Carl Stites has agreed to become vice president taking over […]

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Main Street-April 23, 2009

Barbary Pirates For almost 1,000 years years, until the early nineteenth century, Islamic pirates from North Africa raided shipping vessels in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. They also destroyed villages and towns along the coasts, making some of them nearly uninhabitable. They took prisoners and sold many of them into slavery. Some accounts claim […]

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The Tax Attic-April 23, 2009

Continuing health insurance   We are all creatures of habit. For me, the day after the end of tax season, usually April 16, is the perfect example. I always take that day off work. I really enjoy preparing taxes, as do my co-workers, but the pressure is so intense during those last few weeks that […]

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Collins

Mrs. Patty R. Collins

Mrs. Patty R. Collins, RN, age 80, of Rockford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 20, 2009. Patty accepted Christ at the age of 11. She knew a lot of people who were missionary nurses, and they encouraged her to become a registered nurse. She was a 1946 graduate […]

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