Squire advertiser proud of village remodel

Christian from Kindel and Co. and Ark’s Electric in Howard City. Background: the semi-newly developed downtown area of the Village of Howard City.

Hate standing in line?

Pictured is Valley View Elementary student Allison Bedford, 9, holding an application for an absentee ballot.  Allison tells us, “My mom thinks everyone should vote absentee!”  The civic minded Allison is the daughter of Rockford City Clerk, Chris Bedford.

Consider voting absentee in the November election by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL “We, the people” (the electorate) of the United States are so polarized by partisan politics and rhetoric that voter turnout in the General November 2012 Presidential election is expected to be huge. In Rockford, both sides of a full ballot will decide elective […]

Treasure hunter will win $1000 in free gasoline

Cannoncoin

Copper coin hidden somewhere in township The hunt begins on Tuesday, September 25 and the best hunter will win a grand in gas. Legend has it that back in the 1800’s, a cannon was hidden in Cannon Township and has never been found to this day. The legend will be re-created in 2012. A custom […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Main Street comedy Good taste is largely a matter of opinion. The humor in this (mostly) light-hearted column has quite a lot of wiggle room. I keep “good taste” in mind, but that doesn’t stop me from using blonde jokes, lawyer jokes, or little kid jokes. Blondes, lawyers, and little kids seldom write me letters […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Municipal bonds, yea or nay? The Coon family made a trip to Nashville, Indiana recently. Nashville is a larger version of Rockford with lots of shops that is located in Brown County, about 75 miles south of Indianapolis. They have an Ace Hardware that looked like it sells everything; just like Pete’s Ace does for […]