BIRTHDAYS — October 15–21

15 Jeff Havemeier, Sam Lewis, Ward Oberholtzer, Diana Reed 16 Corey Barton, Nicole Dionne, Norraine Fix, Ken Fusee, Cole Karrip 17 Jim Bennor 18 Melissa Posci Helen Poulias Mark Williams   19 Beth Colvin Joyce Torrey Kristie Lynn Zapf   20 Ryan DeLarme Lee Paull Millie Thornton Caroline Ward   21 Jason Barton Virginia Fowle Faye Nelson

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

So long, Steve, and thanks  The paper you’re reading was produced on a Macintosh computer. By “produced,” I mean typeset, proofed, designed and sent out of town to the printer directly from the Mac. Steve Jobs’ invention changed publishing in ways that are nearly indescribable. You had to have been there, and I was. The Squire […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

A closer look at business tax changes Last week, I discussed the Michigan individual tax changes that will take effect on January 1, 2012. The blunt fact is that individual taxes will increase for many Michigan taxpayers. This week, I will discuss the reason for many of those changes. That reason predominantly is explained by […]

ROCKFORD REGISTER — October 13, 2011

Thursday, October 13 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile […]

A Message for You

Peace of Mind or Peace with God?  by PASTOR MARK W. LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rockford It is becoming more and more obvious that many of the ears of today are listening for the spiritual but are unable and therefore unwilling to hear the Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. What they would call […]