Rockford blood donors continue to save lives

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Michigan Blood recently announced the results for September’s blood drive at the Rockford Community Cabin, including milestone donations by Rockford-area donors. At the monthly event, 68 people signed in and 54 units of blood were donated. This generous donation of blood means that 162 lives were saved. Among donors was one first-time donor. Rockford-area donors [...]

Obituaries — September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Shripka  Mr. James Shripka, age 82, of Rockford passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2010. He was born in Zilwaukee, Mich., and served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the Destroyer USS Cone. Jim spent most of his working years in the bus business and was known throughout the country for his knowledge of bus garage maintenance and management. After many years on the [...]

News Bits — September 16, 2010

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Hydrant flushing to begin soon The City of Rockford will be conducting the annual fall hydrant flushing and maintenance program beginning September 20, 2010. This process will be completed by October 1, 2010. During this time you may notice an occasional decrease in water pressure and possibly some slight cloudiness in the water. Most residents will see no change in [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — September 16, 2010

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Burning Question  Anybody want to burn a book? Pick just the right one, get some publicity, and you may hear from the President himself. Book-burning is such old stuff. It’s been going on since at least the days of the ancient Greeks. The Chinese were at it as early as 213 B.C. The Big Three (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have been bonfiring each other’s scrolls [...]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — September 16, 2010

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Tax school begins I may end up buying my salmon this fall at Meijer or D&W. In past years, I could depend on going fishing a few times throughout the summer and catching a few fish each time. Then, to finish off the summer, over Labor Day, my brother-in-law Don and I could always count on coming home with some nice salmon fillets. We are far from experts, but we have [...]
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