New wastewater plant recognized as engineering achievement

The PARCC Side Clean Water Plant in northern Kent County has received the 2009 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Section. This award also honors Prein&Newhof, the local engineering firm that planned, designed and oversaw construction for the project. The new plant currently processes approximately four million gallons […]

No tricks – all treats at Rockford’s last Farm Market

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Jack-o-lantern pumpkins are the symbol of Halloween and for the past month nowhere have pumpkins been more evident than at Rockford’s hugely popular Farm Market. The calendar has conspired this year to have Halloween fall on this season’s last Farm Market. This coming Saturday is your last chance to say […]

Pricing, product better than big box at Rockford Floor

“You won’t come in my store to see what is on sale and get a great deal. You will come into my store and find what you want and get a great price,” Randy VanderWerp, owner of Rockford Floor Covering described his philosophy of pricing. “We don’t hold sales and we never mark up prices, […]

Holiday Cooking with Deanna House

Beware of flying spatulas! Your ticket to Deanna House’s annual Holiday Cooking show in Rockford doesn’t come with a disclaimer, but maybe it should. House warms up the crowd by throwing out “prizes”-maybe a spatula, a package of napkins or even a pot holder. Deanna House has given presentations in Rockford for 16 years and […]

Rockford Rotary begins annual Citrus Fruit and Nut Sale

Leaders of the Rockford Rotary are excited to announce the kick-off of this year’s fruit and nut sale. For over 30 years area residents have looked forward to the club’s annual sale of fresh picked, tree ripened, Indian River oranges and grapefruit. Delivery this year will be December seventh. Rotary members are contacting friends and […]