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Mayday, downed fire fighter, search and rescue practice in doomed home

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Passersby on Main Street may have noticed the deteriorating condition of a duplex home at 269 N. Main and 271 N. Main as ongoing firefighter and police training this summer is causing the residence to be increasingly damaged prior to eventual demolition to make way for a newer home. In the structure Rockford firefighters have been practicing six different [...]

Oaks of Rockford begins selling as lifestyle community

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Buyers are already snapping up homes on the new Oaks of Rockford, 11640 Townsquare Boulevard (at 14 Mile and Richie Avenue) in the rebirth of a former failed development. Ten years ago Landon Holdings sued Courtland Township to put in a manufactured homes development on M-57 at Richie Avenue, but the lots failed to sell. Eventually the company went bankrupt [...]

Local residents petition falsifies City Ordinance information

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Squire has recently learned that a group of residents are exercising their right to circulate a petition, which if it contains the correct amount of signatures, would require a super majority (4 out of 5 members) to approve an ordinance amendment being considered by the City. Last month, the Rockford Planning Commission recommended an ordinance amendment, [...]

One-room schoolhouse reunion sure to have historic interest

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA This stone was preserved by the Algoma Township Historical Society when the structure was demolished. The number of people who remember attending one room school houses fifty years after most closed have plenty of stories to tell of those times. Area one-room schools began to close down in the 1960s when Rockford Public School consolidated and began taking [...]

Jim Dreyer to Test Shoulder in Unprecedented Feat of Strength

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fighting back from a rotator cuff injury, Jim Dreyer will attempt arguably his most strenuous aquatic feat of strength to date on August 15th. The event, postponed from July 4th, will have Dreyer attempting to pull a new Lincoln MKC on a barge while swimming 3.58 miles to Mackinac Island. The total weight of his unusual cargo is approximately 16.5 tons. The swim is [...]
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