MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Good News All over the world, cities and governments find themselves broke. Many have drastically cut services and jobs. You’ll be happy to know that both Rockford and Cedar Springs are in pretty good shape. Budget information is available on the Web. Rockford’s site has complete figures with all the extras, such as cemeteries, water […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Affordable Care Act, Social Security In a 5-4 split decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was constitutional. The Court ruled that Congress has the power and authority to create and pass a law that taxes people for not complying with the law. In this case, if a person […]

BIRTHDAYS — July 21–27

21 Donald Jackson, Marcia Jackson, Calen Palazzolo 22  Bernice Allen, Jeff Corstange, Joslyn Hernandez, Dave Hone, Joan Paepke, Merri Richardson, Ginny Welch, Steve Ziel 23 Lori Palmer 24 Jackie Cromwell, Allison Dionne, Tom Fusee, 26 Arlene Hunsberger, Keith James, Jean Ostrom, Joyce Pierson 27 Brenda McWaters     Steve Palmer Fran Wolv

New lieutenants bring experience to leadership role

The following is biographical information of the four new lieutenants promoted during the Monday, July 9 Rockford City Council meeting (see related story, page 1). The promotions are the latest step in a long process of merging the departments of Public Works, Police and Fire for the City of Rockford. The structure is designed to […]

Local artist published in national magazine

Local artist Judith Diephouse of Rockford was recently published in the summer issue of The Decorative Painter, an international quarterly publication and the oldest decorative painting magazine currently published. With 40 years of history, the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) is home to the world’s most experienced decorative painters, teachers and designers. Diephouse started decorative […]