MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Real story Last week on TV, I saw a Harrison Ford movie—the one where he’s on a perilous quest for a mysterious crystal skull. That reminded me of the day many years ago when I, personally, stumbled into the world of the crystal skull. This is true. I’d driven my mother to Kitchener, Ontario, so […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Supreme Court rules pensions taxable The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday, Nov. 18, upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Michigan pension tax changes made by our legislature last spring. Public Act 38, as signed by Governor Snyder, proposed taxing public pensions beginning on January 1, 2012. Private pensions have always been taxed, but public pensions […]

BIRTHDAYS — December 3–9

3 Jack Bartish, Sarah Barton, Stephanie Barton, Taylor Hone, Amy McGough, Houston Moyer, Franklin Wegel 4 Esther Haynes, Winnie Knight, Rick Sivins, Michael Thompson 5 Carole Beckman, Hannah Ferguson, Isabella Grace Karrip, David Mawby, Bud Oppenneer 7 Mary Babcock, Dawn Hone, Janeen Maurer, Rose Schnipke, Joslyn TenBrink 8 Tom Pugh, Teresa Rietsema 9 Hazel Bond, Stacey Caylen, Joan Doyle, Julia Gould, Maxine Gould, Brenda Sagraves

OBITUARIES — Gordon Blossom

Blossom  Mr. Gordon Blossom, age 83, of Rockford passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011. For 44 years and five months, Godon worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Kent County Road Commission, retiring in 1992. Gordon loved to garden, including flowers and vegetables. He also enjoyed riding his Honda 1100 Gold Wing motorcycle, […]

Women combine talents to promote business

CUT: READY TO SERVE YOU—Komila Pate, Kelly Deyman, Donna Livingston, Susan Reason and Dawn Roberts (owner) are stylists offering their skills and talents under one roof at Hair Taylors in the Cedar Rock business district.

Hair Taylors opens doors to other stylists  Dawn Roberts, of Hair Taylors, 4633 14 Mile Road in the Cedar Rock business district, doesn’t consider others stylists competition, instead she opened her doors to stylists from another salon to offer their customers the most experience under one roof. After Roberts closed her salon in the Alpine area, […]