Rockford’s finest honored at induction ceremony

By BETH ALTENA Pillars of the greater Rockford community were recognized Tuesday, May 7 at a very special ceremony that had the meeting room of Rockford City Hall packed and an impressive crowd at Peppler Park’s Recognition Plaza. The Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) has a difficult job of selecting the very elite of our […]

White Creek Lumber and Hardware is open for business

White Creek Lumber and Hardware continues to operate at 13861 White Creek Ave. in Cedar Springs and has been separated from Plainfield for a number of years. White Creek Lumber’s Jane Gosling explains, “White Creek Lumber has been a separate, wholly owned entity since 2005. We are serving the West Michigan area independently. We are […]

Cooperation is the key to Ten Mile project

by BETH ALTENA When Plainfield Township Parks and Recreation Director John Short began work here 18 years ago, he was given the challenge of developing for recreation 300 acres of property off Ten Mile Road for public use. “We looked at the budget and there was just no way,” he said. Today, passersby can see […]

Wolverine Building Group “Takes Action” at Camp Roger

Camp Roger and Wolverine Building Group joined forces on April 26 to “Swing Into Spring,” to construct a rope swing for use by campers and visitors. In preparation for their 75th anniversary, Wolverine Building Group donated labor and materials to construct the rope swing. This project is Wolverine’s first official “Take Action Day,” an annual […]

Part of Rockford’s charm due to hydraulic fracturing

The Rogue River Park redevelopment was funded with MNRTF grants. 100% of these funds were made  up of oil and gas tax money. Since 1927, taxes paid by the Michigan oil and gas industry has contributed nearly a billion dollars in revenue to the state.

By BETH ALTENA Rich Collins from Trendwell Energy has been following the news about the safety of hydraulic fracturing nationwide in the Rockford Squire, located in Rockford just like Trendwell itself. He called the Squire because he thought residents and those interested in oil and gas development in Kent County might appreciate hearing from a […]