THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

How the SSA calculates benefits Last week, I began a discussion on our Social Security system. The annual statement, beginning in May of this year, can only be accessed online. We went over the procedure for creating an account and accessing that online statement. An important part of the annual statement is the data entered […]

BIRTHDAYS — June 30–July 6

JUNE 30 Mark Blakeslee, Fred VandenBoogert, Sue Wobma JULY 1 Sonia Andrews, Jean Karloski, Lorraine Rohan, Jennifer Schuhman 2 Kerri TenBrink, Mike Zagumny 3 Maggie Chipman, Tom Gruber, Kristine Stotz, Henery VandenHeuvel 4 Louise Danielski 5 Bob Boyer, Florence Butts, David Klinger, Pattie Lachniet 6 Larry Cunningham Doug Havemeier



Jones J.E. and Wilma (Willie) Jones of Chesterfield, Mich., formerly of Rockford, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2012 at the open shelter at Townsend Park, Cannonsburg, from 1 p.m. until whenever. They were married on February 16, 1952 in Lansing. In the late 1950s, they moved to their home on […]

York Joan Barbara (Alt) York, formerly of Rockford, passed away on January 20, 2012, in California. Joan, known as Joey, was the widow of Dick York, the actor who played the first Darrin on “Bewitched.” The Yorks lived in Rockford, at the home of her parents, John and Cleona Alt, from 1985 until Dick’s death […]


Thursday, June 28 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. Open Mic—6:30 […]