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 […]

Teachers’ Challenge to 4th Grade Students Inspires Community Service

Tyler Vander Laan  and little sister Nyla – inspiration for his support of Michigan Blood.

One student raises over $500 first week to help patients needing bone marrow transplant GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (February 5, 2013) What does Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., a team of teachers in Rockford and Cedar Springs Public Schools, and some very ambitious fourth graders have in common? They want to ‘be the change they […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President Several readers have contacted me regarding a mistake in my last column. Bob Lindemann was known as “BIG BUD” and not “Big Bob”. This error was mine as I was given correct information and for some reason put in the wrong nickname. There is still time (deadline 2/22/13) to contact me […]