Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — September 30, 2010

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Are my seams straight?   Roger Allen, publisher. Getting old has a bad rap. Baldness, bad health, indigestion, and achy joints: that’s the picture. I’m experienced in the old-age department and I know those things are part of it. But another bummer is under-appreciated: the older you get, the harder it is to find people who catch on to what you’re talking about. [...]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon, September 30, 2010

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Prisoners claim fraudulent tax credit  Principal Residence Exemption explained    Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent When you go to tax seminars, you find out all kinds of information about our tax system. For example, last Friday at a seminar in Lansing, I learned some more facts about people claiming the First Time Homebuyer Credit who were not supposed to be claiming the [...]

Obituaries — September 30, 2010

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Klase Kody E. Klase, 16, of Belmont passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. He was a sophomore at Rockford High School and enjoyed attending the youth group at Resurrection Life Church in Rockford. Kody is survived by his loving parents, Dean and Cheryl; brother, Wayne Miller; sister, Amanda Mendez; niece, Cherish Mendez; aunts, Pam (Charlie) Neihardt and [...]

Special fall leaf pick-up runs Oct. 18 to Nov. 30

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During this time period, Rockford residents may rake leaves to the parkway for pick-up and bags are not required. However, those wishing to still use the biodegradable bags are encouraged to do so. All other yard waste must be bagged as normally required throughout the summer season. Additionally, brush with a minimum length of four feet and maximum diameter of six inches [...]

Letter to the Editor — September 30, 2010

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“When the foundations are being destroyed, Where do we turn?”  “Are the foundations really being destroyed?” Nationally, I believe this is the case, but it certainly is true here in Michigan. Between 2000 and 2010, Michigan has lost over 900,000 manufacturing jobs, creating a domino effect of lost jobs in almost every other employment sector. In that same time [...]
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