Tannery Closure/Rate Implications Addressed

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by MICHAEL YOUNG, Rockford City Manager Since Wolverine World Wide’s (WWW) recent announcement that it is closing its downtown tannery facility, the City of Rockford has been working to identify all of the issues related to this decision and its ultimate impact on our residents and ratepayers. As you can imagine, the issues are numerous […]

Score Restaurant Breaking and Entering Suspect Sought

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The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking and entering that occurred on November 27, 2008 at the Score Restaurant and Sports Bar located at 5301 Northland Drive N.E. in Plainfield Township. The suspect entered a storage garage on the property and removed eight kegs of beer and two ladders. The suspect left then […]

Rogue River Watershed Protecting Your Environment

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By KIM SAPKOWSKI Secretary of the Rogue River Watershed Council The current economic environment is, to say the least, unpredictable. One thing is constant, however – nature. The changing seasons, day and night, and flowing rivers are unwavering. Knowing this keeps us grounded in an ever changing economic environment. The Rogue River provides its communities […]

Former RHS Cheerleaders Compete in National Competition in Orlando

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Four former Rockford High School Cheerleaders competed at the 2009 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Competition at Disney World in Orlando, Florida on January 16, 2009. All four girls are currently cheerleaders for Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Cheer Team sent in A video of their routines and were ranked 14th […]

Food Stimulus

Mrs. Barton’s fourth-grade class from Meadow Ridge Elementary took time during their Valentine’s party to decorate sugar cookies for families in need of a little “heart.” The residents of Vern Barry Place in downtown Grand Rapids enjoyed being served a spaghetti lunch followed by the beautifully decorated heart-shaped sugar cookies. In the economic times we […]