Birthdays — January 2–8

January 2nd Vivian Anderson, Neil Blakeslee, Jane Bogart. Tyler Didion January 3rd Roger Mawby Jr., Amy Williams January 5th Greg Eckert, Aaron Sagraves January 6th Karen Jean Alkema, Zach Palmer January 7th Marge Noordyke January 8th Midge Eckert, Jan Havemeier, Pamela Newman

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — December 31, 2009

  Fight for your freedom, rights A good friend of mine, Al Kraker, recently gave me a book authored by John W. Whitehead, executive director of the Rutherford Institute, entitled “Stand and Fight.” Whitehead, a constitutional attorney, founded the Rutherford Institute in 1982 with the mission of specializing in cases that involve the curtailment of […]

Rockford Rotary welcomes Jim Hale as new member


Several new members have chosen to join the Rockford Rotary club over the past several months. The group has about 50 members and meets weekly at the Community Cabin on Monroe Street in downtown Rockford on Tuesdays at noon. One of the new members is Jim Hale. Hale is married to wife Helene and father […]

News Bits — December 31, 2009

Reds to host first Ice Festival             Check out amazing ice sculptures, enter contests to win prizes, and watch the ice sculpture experts turn giant blocks of ice into magical pieces of art! You can catch all this on the deck of Reds on the River, downtown Rockford by the dam, on Saturday, Jan. 9 […]

Letters to the Editor — December 31, 2009


Reader offers solution to NKSC dumping Dear Editor, To solve this problem (see photo; article entitled “Thefts, dumping plague Service Center,” from issue no. 51, The Rockford Squire, Dec. 17, 2009), I believe that the North Kent Service Center (NKSC) will have to install a locked gate right at the front entrance by the street. […]