THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Budget Control  Act contains two parts I think God must be on my side. Allow me to explain. I have a streak of 50-plus years of never missing a baseball or softball game because of injury. I have missed games because of vacations, conventions and meetings, but none due to an injury. However, I strained […]

BIRTHDAYS August 13–19

13th Art Kronemeyer, Polly VonEschen 14th Dennis Carey, Audrey Cavner, Frank Furman, Katie Mawby 15th Don Basel, Scotty Byrne, Kim Kinstle, Arlene Obetts, Evan Orr 16th Rylee Reed 17th Mike Palmer 18th Connie Armstrong 19th Julie Candela, Joan Colvin, Paul Schluckebier, Jayne Schuman, Hailey Stasiukinas, Marie Thome  

Art Capsule bigger, better despite rainy weather

Studio D2D’s Dan DeWard created this tribute to Rockford athletes. A young visitor to the studio admires the work.

Jeff Lewis, chair of the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the idea guy who came up with Rockford’s Art Capsule event, said more people voted on the 30 local art displays in 2011 than in the first year. “We had a thousand votes, which was more than last year,” Lewis said. This year’s event, […]


Now through August 13 Kent County Youth Fair—Lowell Fairgrounds, 225 South Hudson. Free admission, daily free horse-drawn wagon rides, 4H and FFA livestock and still exhibits. For more information, call (616) 897-6050, or visit, or on Facebook for an up-to-date schedule of daily activities. Thursday, August 11 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 […]

A Message for You

Wisdom from above, wisdom from below  by PASTOR MARK LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the […]