MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Merry Christmas! How many dozen people have you heard that from lately? It comes in handy this time of year when you can’t think of anything else to say. Robo calls I get several every day, so I don’t answer until seven rings. And now there’s talk of allowing robo calls to cell phones. I […]

Nationally recognized band coming to Rockford

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Band to accompany Mark Randisi, the ‘Sound of Sinatra’ Johnny Trudell is regarded as one of today’s finest trumpet players and is the respected director of the Johnny Trudell Orchestra/Big Band. He has performed with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Tex Beneke, and Quincy Jones. He has also served as lead trumpet […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Top 10 Tax Planning Strategies It’s nearing December 31. For most tax-planning strategies, December 31 is a hard deadline. I’m going to borrow from David Letterman and give you my Top 10 Action Tax Service Tax Planning Strategies. Since Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race, I think it’s a fair bet that our […]

BIRTHDAYS—December 24-30

24 Randy Reeds 25 Chris Broyles, Tom Combs, Nancee DeVogel, Myrtle Jacobson, Steve Karloski, Sean Priebe, Dick Ziomkowski 26 Conor Reed, Stephanie Varady 27 Leo Burke, Kaylee Hackbardt, Joan Harding, Shirley Martin, Rachel Sargent 28 Kevin Bartlett, Tina Brockman, Kelly Schluckebier, Navey Van Horn 30 Jonathan Spahn

ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, December 22 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile […]