Rockford to be recognized

The Rockford Planning Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Property of Distinction Awards. These awards are intended to recognize exterior building restorations, renovations and/or landscaping enhancements which make a significant contribution toward improving the appearance of the City of Rockford. Nominations will be taken throughout the year, and may be mailed to the Rockford […]

Letters to the Editor

Cheers to the Squire Dear Editor, Cheers to The Rockford Squire and its wonderfully diverse October 15 issue. M. Solle’s article regarding Lucas Drew and his competitive tree-climbing was informative and engaging. The summary of Michael Shibler’s thoughts (as Rockford’s superintendent of schools) was strong and to the point as, mincing no words, Mr. Shibler […]

Main Street — by Roger Allen, publisher

Hair Most men in this country shave their face every day, all their lives. We use that foamy white stuff that’s intended to make it easier. What it really does is tell you where you are in the process and if you’ve missed a spot. Boring! Women concentrate on the hair on their heads: washing, […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — October 22, 2009

Recent developments in tax preparation In the tax preparation business, there are always recent developments. Things change frequently. I have determined that it is how tax preparers keep their minds young and limber. We have to follow the bouncing ball, so to speak, on a daily basis because we really don’t know where it’s going […]

Birthdays — October 24–30

24th Kara Bartlett, Eileen Behnke, Betty Braunschneide, Kiana Hackbardt, Rose Mol, Bernice Wilson 25th Jane Barber, Betty Becker, Frances Domanski, Sarah Elizabeth Hill, Lou Johnson 26th Paul Bartlett Jr., Steve Corvers, Charlie Laage 28th Sharon Ellison, Connie Hanson, Joyce Smedes 30th Clarence Blakeslee, Jeff Spoelma, Gene VanPutton, David Zapf