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Teen behind Rockford schools terror threats caught

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA The possibility of up to 20 years in prison, over $130,000 in restitution and expulsion from Rockford Public Schools faces a 16-year-old Belmont student responsible for various threats against individuals and the student population at Rockford Public Schools. The student caused authorities to spend more than 2,500 hours and $130,000 in resources leading to [...]

Recreation creation survey for plan update

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cannon Township is currently working on an update to its five-year Recreation Plan. As part of that process, they are looking for input from the residents. You will find the survey on the Cannon Township website at www.cannontwp.org. There is a link to the survey under “Breaking News” on the homepage. Cannon Township Trail Over the past ten years, Cannon has been [...]

Fire destroys Rockford area home

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Firefighters from Ada, Cannon and Grattan tackled the blaze of a house fire in the 6600 block of Ramsdell Dr. Police closed Ramsdell Drive from Belding Road NE to Greely Avenue NE. The fire started shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 in the garage and rapidly spread through the entire house. The majority of the fire was under control by 7:30 p.m. Fortunately all [...]

Chamber hosts luncheon at Ramona’s Table

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chamber members who attended the June bi-monthly Rockford Chamber of Commerce luncheon were in for a treat in food and company. Seated upstairs at Ramona’s Table, the nearly 50 attendees filled the space nicely. The afternoon’s agenda included introducing several new members of the Chamber as well as enjoying a delicious spread for lunch. Served buffet style was [...]

Press Conference regarding Rockford High School bomb threats

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools June 18, 2015 First of all, I want to acknowledge the exemplary work of our law enforcement agencies, as they worked collaboratively to resolve this issue. The professionalism of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, as they partnered with Rockford Public Safety, the Michigan State Police, and the FBI, resulted in the [...]
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