Birthdays — August 28–September 3

28th Alyssa Armstrong, Zachary Bearinger, Meg Brennan, Zachary Hone, Pat Kinney, Amanda Klein  29th Matthew Barton, Robert Hevia-Carter, Chad Elder, Russ Osbun  30th Courtney Corvers, Joanne Polasek 31st Paul Bartlett Sr., Scot Hay, Kelly McLelllan, Michael Reeds, Ken Rowley, Bob Tidey  SEPTEMBER 1st Millie Groen, Sarah McLellan, Scott Pratt 2nd Wanette Abshire, Brad Des Noyers, John Hone, Robby Kuntz, John Winks, Marilyn Ziomkowski 3rd Anna Ellen

The Tax Attic — by Jerry Coon — August 26, 2010

Business federal tax rules revised  The Internal Revenue Service is keeping busy this summer. In a previous article, I discussed various court cases that involved the IRS and taxpayers. Auditing taxpayers is one way the IRS keeps busy. Those audits from time to time develop into court cases. Another manner of staying busy is by […]

A Message for You

The gift of here and now by LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church of Rockford I like to think of myself as an optimistic, carefree person. But I have this uncanny predisposition to see potentially dire mishaps in the simplest and safest of settings. For example, I might be watching a play in a beautiful, old […]

Obituaries — August 26, 2010

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Ragsdale Mr. James “Rags” Ragsdale, age 66, of Rockford passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2010. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids and delivered the newspapers from a very early age (often getting up at 4 a.m.). In 1962, he graduated from Union High School, where he played baseball. Jim enlisted […]

Words on Weather & Climate

  Weather is not climate   by CRAIG JAMES Everybody please repeat after me: weather is not climate, weather is not climate. It seems all the rage now days to blame every extreme weather event on what is called climate change (if it is a cold event) or global warming (if it is a warm […]