Tag Archives: August 27 2009

Festival kicks off Youth Initiative fundraising, draws 1,200

The first Heirloom tomato festival drew crowds and helped pack downtown Rockford on Saturday, August 22. In the parking lot of the Promenade, the festival included a salsa contest that tried the taste buds of judges, who had to sample … Continue reading

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Birthdays – August 29 – September 4, 2009

29th Matthew Barton, Robert Hevia-Carter, Chad Elder, Russ Osbun 30th Courtney Corvers, Joanne Polasek 31st Paul Bartlett Sr., Rob Brinkman, Scot Hay, Kelly McLellan, 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 Ziomkowske 3rd Anna Ellen … Continue reading

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Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – August 27 2009

The Good News With all the bad news in the world, I’m happy to see that we’re getting off the gasoline kick. Crude oil was formed from living things buried under prehistoric seas, and eventually it will all be used … Continue reading

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon – August 27 2009

Should government be involved in health care? The bill before Congress is entitled “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.” When all is said and done, the final version of the bill that President Obama signs will influence the health … Continue reading

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City Manager offers insight on DDAs

After reading last week’s article in the Rockford Squire, I thought it would be helpful to provide additional information on the City’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the proposal to extend the term of the DDA for an additional thirty … Continue reading

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