A Message for You — February 11, 2010

God meets you at the bottom by JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church Jesus begins his famous “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7) with the words, “blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Next comes “Blessed are those who mourn”, then “blessed are the meek”, and then “blessed are those […]

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Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — February 11, 2010

A tip of the hat This one to the chief of police.  An out-of-town visitor left a car parked on a city street overnight, a no-no in the wintertime. The police officer left a warning instead of a ticket, reminding that the street needed to be clear. No snow was predicted (although around here we […]

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — February 11, 2010

Words on tax refunds   The tax season is well under way. As is usually the case, each tax season takes on a flavor of its’ own. Some tax seasons are known as early filing tax seasons. Everyone’s refund seems to be large and they want it today. We find that some seasons have so […]

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Stories of Excellence unveiled at RPS ceremony

CHOSEN FOR CHARACTER—this year’s Examples in Excellence students. These students go out of their way on a regular basis to make a difference in the lives of others. They were honored at a special ceremony Monday.

  It has been nearly a decade since Rockford Public Schools (RPS), Douglas Photography and The Rockford Squire newspaper have teamed up to recogonize special students. Over the years their stories have been moving and inspirational. This year is no exception. Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making A Difference, a supplement to the Squire was […]

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