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August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford community and the world of Rotary lost two long-time members that I knew personally this summer.   Last month, Bob Boyer passed away. This month, Al Kraker also passed away. Both of these gentlemen were in their 90’s and were great contributors to the Rockford community. Bob was an educator/principal in the Rockford Public School system. Those who were [...]

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August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you didn’t make it downtown on Tuesday, August 4, you missed two great events. National Night Out and the United Bank Rogue River Blues series both put on outstanding events. The National Night Out is a nation-wide collaboration of Public Safety and Service personnel, civic groups, neighborhood watch, area fire departments, Michigan State Police, Kent County [...]

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July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

In my position as a tax professional and as the Mayor of the City of Rockford, I get to see both sides of the current and future tax issues facing us in America. As a tax professional, I see day to day how taxes affect all of us. Changes to tax laws are certainly beneficial to the tax preparation business but they affect me personally as well. I have to be able to [...]

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July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

As the current Mayor of Rockford, earlier this year, I was afforded the opportunity by the American Legion to give the “keynote” speech at the conclusion of the annual Memorial Day Parade. We met around the flag pole at the Rockford Cemetery and after a program that included singing by a combined Rockford Schools’ choir and the traditional six-gun [...]

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July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

A year ago, Deb and I went on a cruise to Alaska along with another local couple, Doug and Lyn Peterman. We had a wonderful time. The scenery was fantastic. We saw glaciers close-up with their blue, translucent ice. We took in mountains rising straight up out of the ocean and disappearing into the clouds thousands of feet above us. We encountered school-bus size whales [...]
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