THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

IRS needs bigger budget? I might have made a slight mistake last week in putting in writing that I thought we were becoming weather-wise close to Indiana. Evidently, the weather gods were just waiting for me to write that article, because it has been winter since that time. However, some people are happy with the […]

BIRTHDAYS — January 28–February 3

JANUARY 28 Linda Berris, Tom Hone, Daniel Nash, Carly Olson, Jack Palazzolo, Bernice Terry 29 Maggie Huber, Julie Zalud-Huston 31 Andy Fowle, Zachary Grant, Marie Heyboer, Kim Van Dorp, Mason Van Dorp FEBRUARY 1 Joe Deering, Ayriel Mawby, Luella Wallen 2 Joyce Brown, AJ Jesswani, Scott Purcey, Dano Richard 3 Betty Basel, Noah Carriere, Denise Davidson, Frieda Gulliver, Eli Thompson


Sacrifices of City employees appreciated Dear Editor, I was driving thru the city a few days ago after a snowstorm and saw a familiar sight: our city plows clearing my subdivision. It got me to thinking… all too often in the news we hear stories and complaints about city employees throughout the country. Overpaid. Lazy. […]


Thursday, January 26 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 Lions […]

A Message for You

Forgetting the past, looking forward by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church A pastor from Atlanta once said that it always bothered him in a track meet when the runners were running the hurdles and would knock one or two of the hurdles down. He said that he felt as if they should go […]