THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Should nonprofits participate in political campaigns, lobbying? Last week, I discussed the advantages of a nonprofit, charitable organization qualifying for 501(c)(3) status. There are specific activities, however, such as political and lobbying, in which these qualifying organizations should be very careful if they choose to participate. The penalty for participation is the potential loss of the entity’s 501(c)(3) […]

BIRTHDAYS — September 3–9

3 Anna Ellen, Joel Rietsema 4 Judy Baer, Doug Behnke, Rose Doering, Travis Fase, Sharon Pickerd 5 Mike Bolthouse 6 Shirley Burtt, Sara Haas, Ivan Judson, Kym Steffes, Helen Woodard 7 Faith Clark, Marilyn Neidhart 8 Christine Dionne 9 Billie Stout  

West Michigan Healing Fields began with a Rotarian


What is perhaps not as well known is that the Healing Field program had its beginnings with a Rotary International member. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had a horrifying impact on us as a nation and as individuals. Rotarian Paul Swenson saw the “sheer enormity” of the human loss evidenced by the rubble, […]


Thursday, September 1 Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. “The Hunting Family History” will be presented by Virginia Hunting Cox and Sandy Hunting Peters. Hostesses will be Jan Trapp and Janette Konkle. Saturday, September 3 Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 29 […]

Rockford Lions log cemetery, would love pics, info

Rockfordian Lynn Zimmerman cashes in on the Rockford Lions logging of the Pioneer Cemetery. Filling the bed of his pickup truck, Lynn worked with Lions in their Saturday restoration of this neglected community treasure.

The Rockford Lions continue their efforts to restore Pioneer Cemetery (in front of North Rockford Middle School by Ten Mile Road). According to accounts they have heard, the cemetery has been in poor repair for as long as the lifetimes of many of our long-term residents. It is hoped that someone may have an old […]