Size counts: new law too short

The American people are incensed about the length of the new health care law. It is much too short, a piker: only about 2,000 pages. This compares unfavorably with the U.S. Income Tax code at 16,000 (or 18,000 or 23,000; depends on who you ask). “Congress just doesn’t care about health care,” said one radio […]

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Olympic gold medalist Shaun White visits Rockford

Rockford’s “Big Jerry” and Shaun White hang out.

Were you present last Saturday afternoon when the “Flying Tomato” Shaun White (pictured on the right) visited the business location of MD Cox Enterprises on Courtland Street across from Herman’s Boy? Thousands of people showed up for a chance to photograph or possibly score an autograph of the gold medal winner of the 2010 Winter […]

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Chamber of Commerce Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series to present ‘A Slow Come Back is Better Than Nothing’

George Erickcek

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is again pleased to announce the second installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series for 2010. The luncheon is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 12 at Boulder Creek Golf Club, located at 5750 Brewer Avenue, Belmont. As always, Amy Pollack and her staff look forward to hosting […]

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Chamber of Commerce Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series to present ‘A Slow Come Back is Better Than Nothing’

Mary Carpenter receives hundreds of birthday cards in celebration of her 106th birthday on March 25.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Mary Carpenter received so many cards in celebration of her 106th birthday, she has yet to find the time to open and read them all. The cards were an outpouring of love and best wishes from the Rockford community and her Rockford United Methodist Church family. Best of all, an […]

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Morgan honored for service on board

Some highlights of Roger Morgan’s chair tennure include creation of the West Michigan Sports Commission, bonds for the Kent County parking ramp at the airport, establishing a critical Kent County Central Dispatch Authority, competing the Human Services building and approving Millennium Park Master Plan.

‘Unending determination and steady leadership’ cited Rockford’s own Roger Morgan has been recognized by two boards recently for his years of service. The Kent County Board of Commissioners, on which Morgan has served since 2000, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) since January 2006 both honored Morgan for good works and service. “Roger has […]

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