Alpine Township unanimously passes sewer agreement

Larry Campbell of the North Kent Sewer Authority drinks a glass of treated wastewater during a 2008 open house of the facility. The treated water is cleaner than the water in the Grand River, to which it discharges. Looking on is Plainfield Township Supervisor George Meek.

Fourth township of five approves NKSA maintenance contract In a special meeting held 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, the Alpine Township Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a contract to allow staff at the North Kent Sewer Authority (NKSA) to provide service and maintenance for the sewer system within the township. Board members […]

ArtCapsule, Taste of Rockford slated for Saturday

The community is invited to hone their eyes and prepare their appetites for this year’s ArtCapsule and A Taste of Rockford. These crowd favorites are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon until 4 p.m. This is the third year for both of these events, hosted by the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC), and they […]

Lemonade sale hopes to give girl last wishes

Lillian Evans needs your help in order to carry out her bucket list.

Ten-year-old’s transplanted organs failing by BETH ALTENA Lily Evans would love to ride a horse, stay in a cabin with her family, have a girl party with friends and see a movie in a theater. According to her doctors, she has just six months to one year to do any of these things. Lillian Josephine […]

Plainfield Township latest to pass Sewer Authority agreement

Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment Plant, speaks before the Plainfield Township Board on Monday, July 16, prior to the board vote that approved a cost-sharing agreement for the collection system for wastewater in the township.

Only clerk votes no on cost-sharing plan by BETH ALTENA Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment plant, estimates that Plainfield Township’s portion of the cost of maintaining sewer structure with plant staff will be roughly $450,000 annually. He compared his estimate to the township’s cost when Kent County Department of Public Works held […]

City fireworks rules still apply

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by MICHAEL YOUNG guest editorial I am pleased to report that we have had very few complaints/problems with the recently approved, new, state of Michigan fireworks law. With that said, there is still quite a bit of confusion regarding the implications of the new law and whether or not local ordinances still apply. The purpose […]