THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Brain freezes and monopolies I had to feel sorry for Rick Perry at that recent Republican debate. He had a “brain-freeze moment” in not being able to remember the name of that third federal government department, Energy, he was going to eliminate as soon as he is elected. There are only a few hundred departments […]

BIRTHDAYS — November 26 – December 2

26 Cindy Kogelschatz, Tim Phillips, Bonnie Rowland 27 Michael Albano, Alex Bartish, Donna Callahan, Jenny Emelander, Mackenzie English, Jonathan Ferguson, Ken Traxler 28 Heather Barton 29 Angie Bandemer, Mycaha Heintz, Zoey Heintz 30 Pat Breihof, Jill Fowle DECEMBER 1 Rosie Priebe, Bonnie Rewa, Gerritt TenBrink 2 Barry Bell, Nadine Hayes, Joan Wainright


Thursday, November 24 Turkey Trot Food Drive—9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion, corner of Courtland and Squires streets, across from Arnie’s Restaurant, sponsored by Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church to benefit North Kent Community Services. Walk or run north on the White Pine Trail. Bring a nonperishable food item(s) for the North Kent Community […]

A Message for You

Thankful  by PASTOR RON AULBACH BridgeWay Community Church Johnny Carson may have said it best: “Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” Now, I hope that isn’t true for you. Beyond giving […]

Rockford Quick Lube brings “Gusher” to town

It’s not heavy, it’s my “Gusher” – Under Sculptor  Steve Anderson’s (left) direction the Rockford Quick Lube crew carries Rockford’s newest sculpture to its newly designated oil field. Photo by CLIFF HILL

By CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Wednesday morning, we awoke with a taste for a Peppermill Grill omelette. So, off we headed to the popular downtown Rockford eatery. Entering the Northland Dr. business district from the north we witnessed an unbelievable sight. There appeared to be an oil derrick gushing black crude oil in front […]