Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — March 25, 2010

This is not funny Don’t skim down for the joke. There isn’t any. But I do have a story to tell. I’m an old guy and my kidneys have failed. Used to be, I’d die pretty quickly from that. But kidney dialysis can allow me to live a fairly normal life. Millions of people the […]

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — March 25, 2010

New bill creates more complex tax system I did something on Sunday evening that I have not done previously. I watched C-Span for a solid three hours. I don’t think I have watched C-Span for three total hours in my entire life before Sunday. I would rather do just about anything than watch C-Span. However, […]

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Obituaries — March 25, 2010

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Penrod Mrs. Shirley Penrod, age 75, of Rockford passed away at her home. She was raised in Chicago, Ill., and was a 1952 graduate of Amundson High School. Shirley was a bank teller for Alden State Bank, and then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where she worked in bank management. She especially enjoyed the holidays and […]

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News Bits — March 25, 2010

Free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms available From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday March 31, the Rockford Fire Department will be teaming up with the Webelos Scouts of Cub Scout Pack 3282 to distribute free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Scouts will be going door to door on Main Street and will also […]

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Sen. Jansen introduces retirement reforms for state employees

Legislation designed to save the state money by encouraging eligible state employees to retire was introduced in the Michigan Senate recently, said sponsor Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township. “This is a reform measure that we must consider during such challenging financial times,” said Jansen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “The state is […]

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