Obituaries — January 21, 2010

Stapleton  Mr. Dennis Stapleton, aged 59 (1950-2010), was taken too soon from us as he fought a long and hard battle with cancer. He went to be with his Lord and family on January 13, 2010. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia (Scrivener) Stapleton, and his father, Roscoe Stapleton. He is survived […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — January 21, 2010

Payback Wall Street screwed up and we had (have?) a recession. Now it looks like things in the financial industry are getting better. The President wants the banks—that we the people bailed out of trouble—to pay back the money. If taxpayers are the insurance company of last resort, it’s only right that the banks pay […]

Rockford’s divers steal show at home

Sophomore Mac Finnie

Rockford 186, Hudsonville 128 by DENISE WEBB There’s always one distinct event that remains in a spectator’s mind when leaving a captivating high school sporting meet. From Rockford’s January 14 swim/dive meet against Hudsonville, the event was undeniable—event five: diving. “The divers absolutely stole the show tonight,” said swim parent Sarah Ginebaugh, a former diver […]

Birthdays — January 23–29, 2010

23rd Trish Cutler 24th Fran Bartlett, Lila Giddings, Mercedes Greenland, Vivian Hood 25th Marie Cain, Lisa Danielski, Tootie Hathaway, Emily Laage, Steve Lachniet, Bill Throckmorton, Wilma Throckmorton 26th Harriet Jewell 27th Thom Arends, Courtney Klinger, Mary Rose Mawby, Greg Main, Howard Shanken 28th Linda Berris, Tom Hone, Carly Olson, Jack Palazzolo, Bernice Terry

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon — January 21, 2010

How to choose a tax preparer The big news last week was that the Internal Revenue Service was going to start regulating currently “unregulated” tax preparers. “Unregulated” tax preparers are defined as all tax preparers that are not enrolled agents (EAs), certified public accountants (CPAs), or attorneys. Those three classes of preparers are allowed to […]