THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Presidential election campaign brings up tax rates A picture of the 1945 Detroit Tigers baseball team sits in my office. They were the World Series champions that year. I know they only had to beat the Chicago Cubs, but beat them they did. Losing must have hard on the Cubs that year because they haven’t […]

BIRTHDAYS — February 4–10

4 Ray Armock, Esther Barr, Jayla Bozek, Sandra Hartman, Pete Kruer, Betty Wyckoff 5 Tamara Deardorff, Spencer Gillis, Ben Halbersma, Rubi Schaub, Tom Sharpe, Marv Weemhoff 6 Donna Bottorff, Leah Mawby, Little Betty Swanson 7 Barry Bell Jr., Robert Carter, Jim Swanland, Myrtle Troy 8 Ed Ault, Marie Ault, Christine Dixon, Kathy Klawieter, Mark Palmer, Suzanne Smoes, Gloria Spalding 9 Don Kik, Kris Nylaan 10 Louise Campbell, Sue Swanland

WWW announces record financial results for fourth quarter, full year 2011

Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) recently reported record revenue for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, as well as record earnings per share for the full year. Highlights for the year include: • Revenue rose 12.9% to a record $1,409.1 million, driven by double-digit growth from each of the company’s branded […]

ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, February 2 Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan. Rockford Area […]

Rockford jazz band to perform at museum fundraiser

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Audiences will be treated to a double barreled musical treat on February 18 when Mark Randisi presents his Big Band “Sound of Sinatra” tribute for the benefit of the new Rockford Area Museum. It has been confirmed that the Rockford High School jazz band will be performing prior to the main show. Beginning at approximately 7:15 […]