Birthdays — May 29–June 4, 2010

29th Connie Butler 30th Jill Corstange, Cass Rodriguez 31st Lee Greenland, Nicholas Hunt, Libby Rice JUNE 1st Helen Riemersma 2nd Jason Corstange, Michael Douglas, Lynsey Maharry, Sherry Palmer, Renae Venman 3rd Esther Carpenter, Barb Smith, Robert Tryon 4th Allie Hickox, Rosemary Jeruzal, Susan Laage, Irene Ryba, Anna Truman

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — May 27, 2010

Can Social Security be Fixed? Last Thursday and Friday, I attended a tax conference in Traverse City. This spring conference is always held in a great location and is well attended. It’s always good to see fellow tax professionals after a long tax season and interesting to see how they fared through another arduous tax […]

RHS student receives scholarship to visit China

Colin McWatters (center) is the recipient of a scholarship to study Chinese in Shanghai this summer. Pictured with McWatters is Rockford High School Mandarin Chinese instructor Jeff Hayes (left) and exchange teacher Song Shuyun (right).

Rockford High School (RHS) junior Colin McWatters has been awarded a 2010-11 National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) scholarship to study Chinese in Shanghai this summer through the U.S. Department of State (NSLI for Youth). McWatters has been studying Mandarin Chinese for three years at RHS. The NSLI-Y Summer Institute of Chinese Language and Culture aims […]

Letters to the Editor

Friends of the White Pine Trail thanks Squire Dear Editor (Beth), Thanks so much for all your coverage of the Friends of the White Pine Trail organization’s activities. Your mentions of our New Years Resolution Walks always bring out large crowds. When you provide coverage at our dedication events and philanthropic check donation ceremonies, as […]

Words on Weather & Climate — May 27, 2010

The Great Global Warming Blunder Every time I go into a bookstore or library, I can’t get past the first display without noticing all the new books about the so-called catastrophe of global warming. Is there anything available that supports what I consider to be the more correct point of view? Yes, there are quite […]