Sheriff offers alert system

In an effort to communicate with our residents about crimes and events that can impact their lives, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office is offering a new service. Community Alerts is a free service that allows citizens to register for e-mail and text messages from the sheriff’s office. Through this free service, participants can receive information […]

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

XXX rated The Republican presidential field has been slimming down as the candidates dig up dirt on each other. Herman Cain was shot down with surprising speed. Do you suppose that a few of the others have their fingers crossed, hoping that embarrassing episodes don’t surface? American politics has almost become free adult entertainment. The […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Repercussions of deficit reduction failure  We seem to be encountering strange occurrences today in increasing numbers. For example, in the last two years, the Rockford area has encountered epic rainfalls affecting the 100-year flood plain. The Gaylord Street neighborhood people can vouch for the amount of rain, since some of it ended up in their […]

BIRTHDAYS — December 10–16, 2011

10 Chris Bauer, Karen Hone, Nolan Rice, Joshua Rodriguez 11     Gary Douthett, Amanda Peckover 12  Esther Amon, Elizabeth Thompson 13 Agnes Brown, Dick Jeruzal, Joyce Zagumny 14 Kristi Cavner, Emily Polasek III, Melanie Varano 15 Tim Aley, Cherith Spoelma 16 Ray Case, Joe Gross, Marisa Purcey

Brad’s Cleaners restores homes, offices to original state


Hopefully you will never have to go through a smoke or water damage. However, if you do, wouldn’t it be comforting to know that there are trained professionals in your area that can promptly handle the cleanup for you? Brad’s Cleaners specializes in this type of work. They have been working for insurance companies and […]