June 9 2011

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Many Rockford businesses open Sunday A Charmed Life Nail Salon owner Kristine Gault took exception with a letter to the editor which took downtown merchants to task for failing to maintain Sunday hours. Gault compiled the following list of shops which will be open June 12. Downtown Rockford businesses that are open Sundays are: A Charmed Life… Nail Salon 11 a.m. to [...]

Turtle lays eggs in yard for 13th year

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A Main Street Rockford resident called the Squire reporter/office manager Kate Sickrey over to photograph an annual visitor. Nancy, a friend of the newspaper’s staff, observes a large snapping turtle which comes into her yard to lay her eggs. She has been laying her eggs there for 13 years and always returns to about the same spot for this event, which usually takes [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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Same old same old Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” “JOBS.” Not enough of them. “MONEY.” Not enough of it. Government units have laid off or fired anybody they could possibly get along without. Private business has “downsized.” Congress is still in business, of course, and still chanting “cut taxes” in its effort to [...]

BIRTHDAYS — June 11–17

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11th Rachel Furman, Mike Mawby, Thelma Vis 12th Jordan Orr 13th Frank Berris, Andrew Halliday, Willie Schrier, Bunny Voss, Dylis Wilson 14th Michelle Doane, Betsy Leistner, Rick Maharry, Claire Smitter 16th Paula Kruer, Dave Ruehs, Bill Throckmorton,Sharon Zapf 17th Mary Liz Chipman, Alma Madges, Sue Morrow, Shirley Richardson, Judy Wilson   [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

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MI-UA demands repayments Jerry Coon I have to admit that my favorite game is baseball and my favorite song is “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” It was the first song I taught our oldest daughter, Stephanie, to sing and she finished that version off with a resounding “Go Tigers.” That was in the mid-1980s and the Detroit Tigers had a great team back then. After a [...]
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