Main Street – March 12, 2009

A 14-year-old boy allegedly got himself a police uniform and reported for police duty in Chicago. The teenager entered a South Side police station through an unlocked back door around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. He was issued a radio and rode with a patrol officer for more than five hours, at times using the […]

Main Street – February 26, 2009

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World”

I got a call from a Postmaster Fred Farage about last week’s column. He said I was wrong when I said the Forever stamp was going out of business on May 11. Sorry about that. The Post Office will continue to sell them. The stamp IS forever but the price isn’t. Beginning May 12 your […]

Main Street – February 19, 2009

How deep? As of the other day more than 99 inches of snow had fallen locally and it’s only the middle of February. Eight feet of snow – it’s not a record but it seems like enough for one year. No wonder Florida attracts so many Michigan snow birds. Check-up One day after a man […]

Main Street – January 29, 2009

Footprint I looked behind me and didn’t see a “carbon footprint,” only snow. The carbon footprint idea has to do with greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a way of looking at climate change and what we can do about it. Seems that driving cars, heating homes, and cooking steak is producing more greenhouse gas than Mother […]