The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon

One of the reasons I love baseball left us last week. Ernie Harwell passed away last Tuesday from cancer. Ernie and his partner, George Kell, were the voices of baseball when I was growing up in Coopersville in the 1950s and 1960s. Ernie had a special way of bringing the game alive for me and […]

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Lewis new face on Rockford Board of Education

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Incumbent David Keller remains on the Rockford Board of Education after earning a total of 1,484 votes in the Tuesday, May 4 election. In a close second seat bid, Jason C. Clauser failed to earn a seat on the board with a total of 1,008 votes and Timothy James Lewis will be the new board […]

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Former sports columnist joins race for office

For more than 30 years, as sports editor and main sports columnist at the Grand Rapids Press, Bob Becker reached out daily to households throughout West Michigan. Now he is reaching out to those same households again, this time as a Republican candidate for the 73rd District State House seat currently held by Tom Pearce. […]

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New family on Courtland Street

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After seeing an owl fly in and out of a hollow in their tree on Courtland Street in Rockford, Jessi and Dan Heeringa took a look to see what was up. A ladder climb of about 20 feet gave them the surprise of seeing an Eastern screech owl tending her brood of two owlets. The […]

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Jazwiec announces candidacy for 73rd District State House race

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Steve J. Jazwiec has three reasons he is running for the State House of Representatives in the August 3 Republican Primary to represent the citizens, business owners and school districts of the 73rd District: his three granddaughters. Jazwiec, currently the City of Rockford Mayor Pro Tem, has announced that he is running for term-limited Tom […]

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