Letters To The Editor – August 13, 2009

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Some sunny perspective Dear Editor, It is time to sit back and fully evaluate over-the-top reports in the news this week incredibly suggesting that getting a suntan is now in the same risk category as cigarettes, arsenic and even plutonium. That’s ridiculous. Cigarettes, arsenic and plutonium all undermine the body’s natural functions. But getting a suntan is [...]

Birthdays, August 15-21

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15th Don Basel, Scotty Byrne, Arlene Obetts, Evan Orr 16th Rylee Reed  17th Mike Palmer 18th Connie Armstrong 19th Julie Candela, John Colvin, Paul Schluckebier, Jayne Schuman, Hailey Stasiukinas 20th Cliff Hill 21st Don Jackson, Marcia Jackson, Calen [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher

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  Roger Allen, publisher. Dog Days This poem comes from seventh-grader Lauren Pratt in Rockford. “The dog days of summer” seem like the right time for it. Jagger We got him in a little town called Bath. He would walk down a little path. I taught him how to shake. We made him birthday cakes. If he could talk then he’d bug us, Till we took him for a walk. I know [...]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon – August 13, 2009

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  Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Health care reform The subject of health care reform is the topic of choice for most everyone today. It looks like health care reform is going to happen. Read what Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, recently had to say in response to a question of about the odds of a health care reform bill passing this [...]

Squire visits SP GS-4 steam engine in Indiana

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  A RARE SIGHTING—The Southern Pacific GS-4 “Daylight” Steam Engine was recently in Michigan City, Ind. during a layover before continuing on its way to Durand, Mich. Andrew Kersting (pictured) said, “I thought this would be a wonderful time to get a photo of the Squire in front of such a beautiful locomotive… I’m sure you will agree!” Southern Pacific [...]
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