Roger Allen

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Roger Allen, publisher. Bonus? I just heard that one of the brokers, to whom we gave millions of dollars, is paying bonuses of $800,000 to some of their employees! Seems like they didn’t need that bail-out money after all. The company made a few billion dollars in the second quarter of the year. By the end of the year, maybe they can lend the U.S. Treasury a few [...]

Main Street- by Roger Allen publisher – July 9, 2009

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. 25 Years Ago… It was a trip down memory lane. The class of ’84 opened their time capsule a few days ago. Inside, among other memories, were 10 issues of The Rockford Squire. They dated from the first weeks of publication under that name after I bought the original local paper, the Rockford Register. The papers were full of names I knew [...]

Main Street – July 2 2009

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. America’s last king Every Independence Day we wave the flag for our Founding Fathers who led the revolution. This year, in the renewed spirit of fairness, let’s say a few additional words about the guy on the other side, King George III of Britain. Down the centuries, he’s been portrayed as a loony in lace cuffs. Actually, he was [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen — June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. Big worry, short fingernails A lot of people worry about the national budget deficit. The idea of the government spending borrowed money goes against the grain. But, on a personal scale, we Americans did the same thing with our unrestrained credit card binge and mortgages we couldn’t afford. Let’s not get all moral about the national [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. Starting summer in style The Start of Summer parade was a lot of fun and I didn’t have to walk. My daughter Beth, who now manages the Squire, provided me with a lawn chair on the trailer. In exchange, I had to wear a flowered shirt and a funny hat. Children of staff members ran around throwing candy while I sat and waved at the crowd. Life is [...]
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