Birthdays — April 3-9

3rd Loretta Berg, Mary Dodds, Seth Hodges, Peyton James, Hannah Oostdyk-Howard 4th Walter Baranowski, Vic Palmer, Shirley Sherwood 5th Sandy Dryer, Jean Moore 6th Emily Blakeslee, Jenna Fowle, Tom Fusee, Robert Gulliver, Sharon Havemeier 7th Charlie Mawby, Marianne Montgomery, Mindy Peterson, Margie Woods 8th Charles Breihof, Todd Des Noyers, Thelma Golaher, Rich Hull 9th Nathan Harr, Ben Kogelschatz, Graham TenBrink, Bruce Ward

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — April 1, 2010

Big government is expensive Let’s talk about tax rates this week. According to the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit organization that studies such things as tax rates, taking into account all of our phase-outs, deductions and credits, the highest tax rate any United States individual could pay today would be 39.76%. That puts us at number […]

Rockford math teams finish on top at Math Challenge

Rockford High School entered two teams in this year’s Grand Rapids Community College’s 9th/10th Grade Math Challenge, and both teams came home with hardware for their efforts by finishing in first and second place in their division. Rockford’s orange team, coached by junior Beccie Manshaem, won the division with a total of 83.5 points. Team […]

School Beat — April 1, 2010

Ignite the reading spark by SHARON WELLS, Principal Parkside Elementary School Do you have kids who compare having to read to getting shots at the doctor’s office? Sometimes we have to “band aid” this attitude with some creativity, providing motivation for our kids to read. As parents we are responsible for assisting our kids with […]

Rockford Register — April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 1 Rockford Historical Society—7 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., with Ann Byl presenting “History of Plainfield Township.” Janette Konkle will host. Sunday, April 2 Kent Conservation District Tree Sale Deadline—Catalog is available online at www.kentconservation.org, under the “tree sale” tab at the top of the page. Saturday, April 3 […]