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

February 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 high salaries of the old day, [...]

Teachers’ Challenge to 4th Grade Students Inspires Community Service

February 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

One student raises over $500 first week to help patients needing bone marrow transplant Tyler Vander Laan and little sister Nyla – inspiration for his support of Michigan Blood. 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 [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President Photo by Cliff Hill 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 if you know what he sold at his [...]

City reaches deal with county on former court building

February 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sale for $49,000 includes restrictions As the Rockford Historical Society rapidly reaches the point where it may begin moving artifacts and inventory into the former 63rd District Court Building, the fate of the portion retained by Kent County is in question. Office space on the north end of the building was retained after Kent County relocated the judicial presence in [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Photo by Cliff Hill Terry Konkle – President I have been contacted by many people regarding the last “Nugget of Rockford History” question which asked for the last name of either of the two partners in the Pontiac Garage. The two men were Chuck Truax and Clark Carlson. Today, the building is the home of “Car Care Unlimited”, a well known and respected business. [...]
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