The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — March 4, 2010

  Taxable Social Security income There are few items on a tax return that are more confusing or more difficult to explain to taxpayers than that of taxable Social Security. Prior to the late 1980s, Social Security was not taxable. Tax-free income is the best deaa still too good of a deal, because the law […]

RPS holds fifteenth annual Jump rope for the Heart

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Fifteen years after the first event, Rockford Public School students have jumped a lot of jumps and raised a lot of money and awareness for the American Heart Association. Saturday, February 27, the gymnasium of the Rockford High School was packed with third, fourth and fifth grade students jumping for this good cause. The event […]

Birthdays — March 6–12, 2010

7th Shannon Ainsworth, Wolf Dittmer, Jack Larson, Shayla Thomas, Alice VanLuinen 8th Kelsi Briggs, Jack Maher, Tracy Thornsberry 9th Pete Baer, Pat Palmer 10th Jack Andrews, Brandi Haik, Irene Nelson, Betty Sharpe 11th Clayton Andrews, Eric Nelson, Willie Bradley 12th Chris Bearinger, Laura Corstange, Evelyn May

Lakes kids ‘fill buckets’ with blankets

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This year the students at Lakes Elementary School have been working on a new concept: bucket-filling. “Bucket fillers” are those who help without being asked, give hugs and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others. In contrast, “bucket dippers” rob us of happy feelings by refusing to help with a task […]

Rockford Register — March 4, 2010

Thursday, March 4 Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Guest speakers will be Eleanor Palmer and Stan Hone of Rockford Lions Club on the history of the Lions. Fri.–Sat., March 5–6 Auditions for “Hamlet & Eggs”—Friday from 6:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. […]