Community Services

Community invited to downtown Rockford to celebrate safety

July 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

All residents welcome to enjoy games, food, more Community Safety Officer Aaron Sawyer said the annual National Night Out celebration in downtown Rockford has become an event that residents look forward to. The celebration of safety is across the United States each year, but it is the personal nature of sharing time with friends, neighbors, law enforcement officers and [...]

Youth celebration at the Park N Party

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union and their Youth Advisory Board, closed down the credit union’s parking lot to celebrate all youth at their credit union. The credit union was celebrating 10 years of impacting students through their student run credit union. The Park N’ Party even included an inflatable bungee run, bounce house, multiple different carnival games [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President The last “Nugget of Rockford History” question brought many responses and lots of information. I asked for the name of the man who had a bakery on Courtland Street in the area where Ward’s Barber Shop is today. Several readers called with a correct answer of Johnny Green. Then, it started to get interesting! Paul Blakeslee called to tell [...]

Link considered between Luton Park with White Pine Trail

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Mountain bikers welcome—Rockford’s reputation as a prime community for biking may soon become even more envious. The townships of Courtland and Cannon have proposed a three-community collaboration to create a bicycle trail between Luton Park in Cannon Township through parts of Courtland Township and meet the White Pine Trail in downtown Rockford. [...]

Rockford rider turns passion into compassionate undertaking

July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Bikers ride length of state to help others By BETH ALTENA Freedom In Motion bikers begin a marathon ride across Michigan, starting in the parking lot of the Rockford Squire Newspaper and ending in Mackinac City. Todd Stelma, Derek Rust, Ben Hyink and Doug Chrysler took on the long-distance ride to promote their non-profit organization, which provides free bicycles to [...]
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