THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Early tax-saving tips As many of you know, last Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a meeting at Rockford Public School’s ninth-grade facility to discuss their involvement in the potential cleanup of Wolverine World Wide’s Tannery property. This is a wonderful and valuable piece of property along the Rogue River directly north of downtown […]

BIRTHDAYS — May 5–11, 2012

5 Millie Robertson, Marty Willison, Ralph Zielke 6 Mary Johnson 7 Jerry Elder, Bev Fisher, Tracey Huff, Alex Meester, Les Trendt, Chloe Zukin 8 Lori J. Kison, Jacqueline Woods 9 Bernie Smith, Jason Dionne 10 Bill Antor, Jack Cook, Jodi Hay, Linda Martinson, Gary Pratt, Delores Quinn, Gerry Riemersma, Sue Wheeler 11  Stan Hone

Technology helps deal with emergencies after fiber optic line goes down

by CINDY M. CRANMER With the help of technology, emergency calls were offline for only a brief period of time after a fiber optic line was cut Monday, according to officials. Working with the National Weather Service, Kent County Emergency Dispatch officials were able to notify area residents of a fiber optic problem that was […]

Carrier completes Officer Candidate School

Army 2nd Lt. Kevin D. Carrier has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During the 12 weeks of training, the officer candidate received “basic soldiering” instruction in leadership, professional ethics, soldier team development, combined arms tactics, weapons defense, combat […]

ROCKFORD REGISTER—May 3-15

Thursday, May 3 Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan. Rockford Area […]