THE TAX ATTIC — with Jerry Coon

Changes not always fair It must be baseball season. Even George Will, the conservative columnist, devoted his Sunday column to baseball trivia. I don’t always agree with Mr. Will, but I make it a point to read his column. I am one of those life-long baseball fans, but when George said trivia, he wasn’t kidding. […]

Troop 228 announces first Eagle Scout of 2011

Wiesenauer

Boy Scout Troop 228 is pleased to announce that Brett Wiesenauer has passed his board of review and has earned the first Eagle Scout award for 2011 from the Gerald R. Ford Boy Scout Council. Wiesenauer joined Troop 228 after completing four years as Cub Scout with Pack 3228, where he earned his Arrow of […]

Chamber Bi-Monthly Luncheon will feature Michigan FairTax speaker

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the April installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series. The event is scheduled from noon-1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18 at the Bostwick Lake Inn, 8521 Belding Road. The featured speaker is John Crawford, president of the Michigan FairTax Association. Crawford will share his opinion on […]

Geography student heads to state finals

Spencer Young

Our son, Spencer Young has loved geography for as long as we can remember, but we really saw things begin to take shape in sixth grade. His teacher, Brian Barr, encouraged him to enter the school geography bee for his first year of eligibility. We were excited for him, but a little nervous as parents […]

Lakes Elementary School’s Alina Porter, an Example in Excellence

Alina Porter

Alina Porter, 10, is the granddaughter of Chuck and Gayle Porter and sister to Nico. Alina is described as a selfless, determined and gracious student who is wise beyond her years. She does not draw attention away from others. Even with her strong academic talents and achievements, she instead allows others to shine and is […]