Plainfield Township accepts gift of Grand River front property

Patterson family donation makes new park possible By BETH ALTENA Experience what Friends of the White Pine Trail Chairman Dave Heyboer calls the “most beautiful patch of trilliums in the lower peninsula,” sit down for a wooded picnic or view the Grand River from 1,200 feet of Grand River frontage at 5580 West River Drive. […]

Cannon Township Enacts Ordinances to Regulate Ancillary Oil and Gas Activities as Part of FLOW’s Model Local Ordinance Program

This week, Cannon Township enacted three new Ordinance amendments to address the industrial impacts of fracking and oil and gas development in their community.  Amendments included changes to the Zoning Ordinance, Outdoor Lighting Ordinance, and Unwholesome Substances Ordinance.  Cannon Township is the first township to adopt ordinances based in part on FLOW’s Model Local Ordinance […]

Community West Credit Union and Rockford Community Federal Credit Union Announce Merger

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union members have voted to merge into Community West Credit Union. The membership vote was finalized and accepted by the Rockford Community Federal Credit Union board of directors during a special meeting in December. The merger was effective January 1, 2015. The full line of Community West Credit Union products and services […]

20th Annual Rockford Sweetheart Splash!

Rotary Interact presents the 20th annual Sweetheart Splash at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This favorite community event takes place at the Rockford Dam and includes music, laughs and lots of surprises. Daring “jumpers” brave the icy Rogue River while performing skits and dance routines prior to going in the water for a […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates By Terry Konkle – President

The last “Nugget of Rockford History” question asked for the exact former location of the large copper “Rockford Public Schools” sign that now hangs as part of the education display in the museum. The sign was a part of the former high school on North Main Street and spent many years above the archway over […]