Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — August 26, 2010

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Done with oil The Gulf spill is pretty well over, and so is our little spill in Michigan. Now we can get on with other things. The immigration fuss in Arizona seems to be on hold; we are moving out of Iraq. The pressing news now is Afghanistan and Pakistan. We really have no business fighting a guerilla war there. It’s almost impossible to win a war with [...]

Birthdays — August 28–September 3

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28th Alyssa Armstrong, Zachary Bearinger, Meg Brennan, Zachary Hone, Pat Kinney, Amanda Klein  29th Matthew Barton, Robert Hevia-Carter, Chad Elder, Russ Osbun  30th Courtney Corvers, Joanne Polasek 31st Paul Bartlett Sr., Scot Hay, Kelly McLelllan, Michael Reeds, Ken Rowley, Bob Tidey  SEPTEMBER 1st Millie Groen, Sarah McLellan, Scott Pratt 2nd Wanette [...]

The Tax Attic — by Jerry Coon — August 26, 2010

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Business federal tax rules revised  The Internal Revenue Service is keeping busy this summer. In a previous article, I discussed various court cases that involved the IRS and taxpayers. Auditing taxpayers is one way the IRS keeps busy. Those audits from time to time develop into court cases. Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Another manner of staying busy is by revising the [...]

A Message for You

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The gift of here and now by LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church of Rockford I like to think of myself as an optimistic, carefree person. But I have this uncanny predisposition to see potentially dire mishaps in the simplest and safest of settings. For example, I might be watching a play in a beautiful, old Chicago theatre. I admire the chandelier gracing [...]

Obituaries — August 26, 2010

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Ragsdale Mr. James “Rags” Ragsdale, age 66, of Rockford passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2010. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids and delivered the newspapers from a very early age (often getting up at 4 a.m.). In 1962, he graduated from Union High School, where he played baseball. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, [...]
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