Rockford to be recognized

The Rockford Planning Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Property of Distinction Awards. These awards are intended to recognize exterior building restorations, renovations and/or landscaping enhancements which make a significant contribution toward improving the appearance of the City of Rockford. Nominations will be taken throughout the year, and may be mailed to the Rockford […]

Our Notable Neighbors

Zac Ellerbroek

Ott graduates from Marine Corps Recruit Training Chelsea Ott, a native of Saginaw Township and current resident of Rockford, recently graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Private Ott is a 2006 graduate of Forest Hills Eastern High School and three-year attendee of Central Michigan University. As […]

Plainfield Township receives three water awards

Tom Smith of the American Water Works Association presents Don Petrovich with the American Water Works Association award  for the township’s successful wellhead protection program.

  Just in time for the Take Back the Tap campaign promoting drinking the water from your faucet as healthy and more environmentally sound than bottled water, Plainfield Township has proof of their water quality. At a September Michigan American Water Works Association meeting, the township received three awards for the quality of their water department. […]

Win a free breakfast or lunch at Peppermill Grill

Nick Wawee owner of the Peppermill Grill, Rockford’s popular breakfast and lunch diner, is thinking ‘outside the box’ – the drop box that is. In a joint venture with North Kent Service Center (NKSC), the Peppermill Grill is accepting foodstuff donations until Thursday, November 12. Groceries collected will be included in Thanksgiving baskets distributed by […]

Hard work, persistence paying off for RHS marching band

The Rockford High School marching band once again showed its prowess with top score of the day at Belding High School’s invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10. Rockford was among 11 high school bands participating in the Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) event. The band finished the performance with 73.3 points overall. The next highest score […]