Bailey promoted to U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer

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 […]

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

  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. […]

Birthdays — November 14–20

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 Halliday

The Tax Attic — with Jerry Coon

  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 expand the credit […]

Biggby Coffee third career for new owners

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 at 2745 Ten Mile Road—the former location of a discount bread store—on Tuesday, November 17. Sorum and Barnes used to be neighbors […]