November 11 2009

Bailey promoted to U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer

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Matthew Bruce Bailey—a.k.a. Beetle Bailey—of Rockford and currently residing in Gavensvoort, N.Y., was recently promoted to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) in a pinning ceremony at Ballston Spa, N.Y. on September 16, 2009. Bailey graduated from Rockford High School in 1999 and left shortly after for eight weeks of basic training in Great Lakes, Ill. After basic training, he [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — November 11, 2009

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  Roger Allen, publisher. Breathe in, breathe out Economic recessions come and go. I lived through the Great Depression with only 5¢ a week in allowance. My dad was making $20 a week. It’s hard to compare that one with this one. Recessions seem to be something like breathing. They arrive and depart, inhale, exhale, keep on going. Government is doing what it can to [...]

Birthdays — November 14–20

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14th Bryce Hull, Joe Magnan, Catherine Anne Phillips, Lorraine Russell, Marie Spendow 16th Anna Bearinger, Aunt Norine Elkins 17th Kyle Orr 18th Kenneth Scott Alkema, Arlene Bowman, Steve Fisher, Rob Gulliver, Ellen Hansen Marlene Larson, Marxine Ward 19th Aaron Gulliver, Teresa L. Poddig, Myka Spoelma, Michael Thome 20th Emily [...]

The Tax Attic — with Jerry Coon

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    Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent   First-time homebuyer credit extended Present homebuyer credit expanded A flurry of activity has occurred this past week in our federal government. Last Friday, Nov. 6, President Obama signed into law the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009. The main provisions of the bill extend the first-time homebuyer credit and [...]

Biggby Coffee third career for new owners

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HOT FROM THE COFFEE POT—Bob Sorum and Rich Barnes, toasting their new store with a cup of Biggby’s brew, look forward to getting to know their new customers at Biggby Coffee on Ten Mile Road. Store opens with week of free brewed coffee Bob Sorum and Rich Barnes have been looking forward to their own coffee shop for over a decade. Their new Biggby Coffee shop will open [...]
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