Letters to the Editor — October 21, 2010

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Open letter from the family of David Vanderlaan I would like to take this opportunity to thank my community for the outpouring of kindness and support. I grew up in Rockford, and my husband and I decided it was the obvious best place to raise our children. Little did we know at that time the Rockford community would someday come to our aid in a time of need that showed [...]

Obituaries — October 21, 2010

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Vanderlaan  David Thomas Vanderlaan, 29, of Rockford died unexpectedly Saturday, October 1, 2010. David leaves behind his loving wife Deanna, his stepdaughter Chelsea, and his young children, Chloe, 7, Haiden, 5, and Hannah, 3; his parents, Rev. Dr. James and Eunice Vanderlaan of Caledonia; three sisters and three brothers, their families and many friends. David was an [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 21, 2010

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Advertising pays!   Roger Allen, publisher. TV’s current flood of campaign ads proves we’ll get the best politicians money can buy. This year’s Supreme Court ruling changed the game: corporations are now free to support candidates with unlimited infusions of money. It doesn’t take Einstein’s brain to figure out that big business’ preferred candidates are [...]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon

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RAL a thing of the past Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent   Recently, I wrote an article publicizing that the Internal Revenue Service, starting next January, is not going to provide something called the “debt indicator” to tax preparers and financial institutions. This is a big thing because the “debt indicator” is the one item that tax preparers and financial [...]

Birthdays — October 23-29, 2010

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23rd Shirley Curtis, Vicki Klinger, Merrill Post  24th Kara Bartlett, Eileen Behnke, Bill Boyd, Betty Braunschneider, Kiana Hackbardt, Rose Mol, Bernice Wilson  25th Jane Barber, Betty Becker, Frances Domanski, Sarah Elizabeth Hill, Lou Johnson  26th Paul Bartlett Jr., Steve Corvers, Charlie Laage  28th Sharon Ellison, Connie Hanson, Joyce [...]
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