The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — October 7, 2010

Three new provisions to help small businesses In a previous article, I stated that our present Congress is not a “do nothing” Congress. They have shown that they are not afraid to pass bills and make laws. Not everyone agrees with the bills they have passed and laws they have instituted, but they do keep […]

Birthdays — October 9–15, 2010

9th Ruth Grudzinskas, Opal Hanson, Bryan Havemeier 10th Jean Boyd, Louise Foster, Gordon McCready 11th Wilfred Paull 12th Elaine Clark 13th Barb Dirkmaat, Baylee Reed, Shirley VerHage 15th Jell Havemeier

Local Boy Scouts attend 9/11 Remembrance Salute

Scouts in salute are (l–r) Zebb VanderKooy, Liam Knisley, Jason Williams and Evan Coberly.

Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School took part in the 9/11 Remembrance Salute at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. This year over 3,500 Scouts took part in the salute. “We had a wonderful turnout this year, in spite of the rainy weather,” according to Ryan Kreisch, Eagle Spirit […]

News Bits — October 7, 2010

Type O negative blood needed  The American Red Cross has launched local public appeals for blood donors to combat a decline in the number of people giving blood this month. The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region is currently in desperate need for Type O negative and new blood donors to help them […]

Avoid flu blues—time for seasonal vaccines

D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare offer flu, pneumonia vaccinations Local D&W Fresh Markets and Family Fare neighborhood stores are providing seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccinations. This provides convenient locations for area residents to receive low-cost seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccinations and educational materials. The Rockford D&W at 201 Marcell Drive will provide flu and pneumonia vaccinations on […]