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Teen killed in Solon crash

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 […]

MILITARY — Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter

Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter

Hovarter graduates from Marine Corps boot camp 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 […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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 […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Looking at how to cut the deficit 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 […]