Assisted living facility a $3.3 million investment

Construction underway on medical complex at Northland Drive By BETH ALTENA A new assisted living facility, including a memory care wing, will open in Rockford in Plainfield Township in 2014, filling an underserved need in this area. According to Lindsey Haley, Operations Manager for Leisure Living, Rockford and other small towns are usually underserved for […]

City Council Update

by MICHAEL F. YOUNG, City Manager   The Rockford City Council continued our significant investment in infrastructure, as part of their regularly scheduled August meeting. The Council approved nearly $250,000 of street resurfacing throughout the City. The City will be cape sealing streets that have been targeted through our Asset Management Program. This process includes […]

Jade celebrates ten years

Unveiling new fall collection from New York buying trip   Ten years after Julie Cronkright dreamed of opening a quaint boutique in downtown Rockford, she is still amazed and grateful each time she sees a returning customer walk through the door. “It’s rewarding to know that we are consistently and successfully tapping into the style […]

Garden art show highlights local artists

According to Mary Myszka, President of the Rogue River Artists Association, the annual Garden Art Show is the biggest exhibition of the year for the organization. Held every July at long-time member Shirley Dean’s beautiful farm along the Rogue River at 9620 Summit Avenue, this event presents the works of over 20 association members. This […]

Richard Timm placed on Dean’s List at Ferris State University

Richard Timm, a Rockford graduate, was notified that his grade point average for this past spring’s semester earned him the distinction of being placed on the Dean’s List of the College of Business and Ferris State University. Names of students on the Dean’s List are prominently posted outside the Student Academic Affairs office in the […]