August 4 2011

Plainfield negotiates settlement with Road Commission over canceled project

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Township to reimburse $88,653  by BETH ALTENA The Plainfield Township Board in July voted to reimburse the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) $88,400 the commission invested in an approved widening of Belmont Road that was later cancelled. The KCRC in 2009 proposed the project, which was to be funded mainly by $900,000 in federal grants and also by $200,000 kicked in by [...]

Casting call for young actors for Reading Rocks festival

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Children who can read and are in eighth grade or lower are invited to help with a new exciting event as part of the Reading Rocks in Rockford festival August 13. The festival is in its second year and offers many hands-on opportunities to appreciate reading. This year Dr. Regina Rees and a group of Rockford High School students will coordinate Readers Theater with the [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Get smart Public pressure on Washington finally did the trick. Members of Congress faced reality. In other words, they got nervous that they wouldn’t be re-elected next time if they didn’t shape up and pass the debt bill. So, the immediate crisis is put to rest, although a true resolution [...]

Grohs to celebrate 50th anniversary

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                On August 5, 1961, Joseph Groh and Josephine LaFrate were united in marriage. This week, the Belmont couple is celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Saturday, August 6. Their children include Stephen and Natalie Groh, David and Michelle Groh, Michael and Tina Groh, Paul and Cindy Groh [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

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Jerry Coon To draw or not to draw  Baby boomers and when to begin drawing Social Security benefits; to draw or not to draw—it’s a prime time discussion topic for millions of baby boomers. To draw benefits at the age of 62 or wait to draw until reaching full retirement age—calculating a break-even point at which it would pay to wait would help in making that [...]
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