MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

North Korea, Syria and Iran represent a few more wars our country could stay out of. If you’re in favor of war, skip down to the jokes. My own low approval of war comes from a long life that goes back so far that for most people it’s only “history.” My military service was spent […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Watch out for weather Weather is always on our mind. Cold winters, hot summers, storms. The really bad ones are rare, but we have had tornados, windstorms, floods and ice storms. On the national level we are recovering from the recession and changes due to the global economy. The moral; We live in a moderate […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Annual Humor Banquet As you all know, or should, the Squire’s annual Humor Banquet has come and gone. YOU WEREN’T THERE. Shame on you. The Squire always holds its humor banquet at noon the Saturday before April Fools Day. Location: the sidewalk of The Corner Bar at Main and Courtland streets in Rockford. The rules: […]

MAIN STREET

MainStreet

Groundhog Day revisited You may have read here recently that Punxatawney Phil got laid off. Now we’ve discovered the reason: it’s best not to make a big deal about your job dissatisfaction.       Valentine’s Day Ah, love. We’re always looking for it or trying to improve it, and we feel lost without it. […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

My opinion Recently a Supreme Court opinion reversed the conviction of a drug dealer because of how he’d been caught: law officials had planted a GPS on his car. His privacy was violated, said the Court. Our Constitution has a clause that protects our privacy. The Supreme Court has the duty to observe our Constitution, […]