August 18 2011

Teen killed in Solon crash

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

A 19-year-old Rockford youth was killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening, August 11, in Solon Township. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Kyle James Alberta, 19, of Cannon Township was traveling westbound on 19 Mile Road in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata at about 6:52 p.m. when he stopped at the stop sign at Algoma. He reportedly then pulled out in front [...]

MILITARY — Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Hovarter graduates from Marine Corps boot camp Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter, 23, of Rockford graduated from the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego on July 29, 2011. He successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 48 recruits in Training Platoon 1007. While in basic training, Pfc. Hovarter [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” News department All the news is bad. Going straight to the jokes: Dog department A guy is driving around the back roads of Montana and sees a sign in front of a broken-down house: “Talking Dog For Sale.” He rings the bell. The owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy walks [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Looking at how to cut the deficit Jerry Coon Last week, I began discussing the implications of what our Congress has wrought by passing the Budget Control Act. The Act’s intention is to reduce the deficit by a total of $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years. They are going about this in two ways. Part A calls for trimming $1 trillion of expenditures over that 10-year [...]
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