From Laphamville to Rockford and more mysteries

The Hirth-Krause leather company sold leather supplies at their Grand Rapids store in the late 1800s.

Part III on Rockford history in plain sight By BETH ALTENA Motorists heading north from Rockford on Edgerton Avenue and travelers on the White Pine Trail between Rockford and Cedar Springs will be familiar with the historic Trestle Bridge. The bridge was built as part of the railroad line of the Grand Rapids Indiana Railroad […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President I have talked to many in the last two weeks about “Big Bud” Lindemann. They not only knew that he operated a “Record Shop” in Rockford, but they also had memories of the business and the man who owned it. The shop was located on Main Street in a very small […]

Thoughts from Cannon Township

Cannon Township raises sewer rates beginning in April   On February 11, 2013, the Township Board voted to increase sewer rates from $120.00 per quarter to $123.50 beginning in April. This increase had been unanimously recommended by the Sewer Committee, made up of three Board members, residents, the Township engineer and the Director of the […]

Heroes Behind The Badge, law enforcement documentary comes to Rockford

A documentary film that takes an in-depth look at law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line and survived, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, is coming to West Michigan. The 90-minute film by Modern City Entertainment was produced in partnership with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and was filmed […]

‘I don’t see going back to high salaries of the old days’

Plainfield Compensation Committee hears from Deputy Clerk, Treasurer   by BETH ALTENA   After an evening of hearing the minutia of the daily duties of the Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer, Jon Rathbun summed up his opinion regarding the pay scales for the township clerk and treasurer. “I certainly don’t see going back to the […]