The Tax Attic — by Roger Allen, publisher

Issues beyond our comprehension My minister, Rick Tigchon, recently based his sermon on a Dr. Seuss book concerning going “beyond z.” The point of Rick’s sermon was that from time to time, we encounter events that simply just are not explainable. They go beyond our comprehension. They go where our alphabet currently ends at “z.” […]

Squire travels to Vietnam

North Kent Service Center Director Sandy Waite and her husband traveled to Vietnam in November with a group from Kent County Habitat for Humanity for two weeks.  They were part of the Habitat for Humanity International—Mekong Build—near Hanoi.  “My husband and I built homes with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter,” Waite said.  “We built a total […]

Rockford Register — December 17, 2009

Thur.–Fri. Dec. 17–18 Grand Carriage Rides—5:30 to 8:30 p.m. downtown Rockford. Rides are free! Load in front of Custard by the Dam. Rides are sponsored by Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Sunday, December 20 Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 […]

A Message for You — December 17, 2009

Are we really listening to God? by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church A park ranger at Yellowstone National Park was leading a group of hikers to a lookout tower. Along the way, he pointed out some of the famous sites in the park, and was so intent on talking about the history and […]

Not the lights you want to see this holiday

Courtland Township Deputy Fire Chief Terry Welch points out a clogged exhaust vent. The lint clogging the vent was the source of a home fire Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Courtand Township firefighters evacuated a home on Twelve Mile Road between Courtland Avenue and Northland Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 8 after a fire in a dryer began spreading. Homeowners called 9-1-1 at about 7:30 p.m. The homeowner said she was taking clothes out of the dryer when she smelled smoke and saw flames under the […]