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EPA turns tannery site back to Wolverine, MDEQ

by BETH ALTENA One year after beginning an investigation into the potential leak of contaminants on the Wolverine Worldwide (WWW) former tannery site and surrounding areas, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has returned authority to local agencies while reserving … Continue reading

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ATF investigating Nelson’s Speed Shop fire

The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been activated by request from the Michigan State Police to investigate a fire at Nelson’s Speed Shop, 4566 South Greenville Road, in Greenville. A … Continue reading

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Endowment gives nearly $58,000 in first responder grants

‘We said from the beginning it all goes back to rescue’ by BETH ALTENA  Fourteen fire or police departments have funding for life-saving equipment they needed thanks to the generosity of those who supported the West Michigan Healing Fields (WMHF) … Continue reading

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Rockford resident organizes Azerbaijani Boys’ Leadership Experience

Activities benefit thousands of community members around the world Throughout the summer months, Peace Corps volunteers worldwide facilitate educational, empowerment and environmental summer camps for girls and youth of all ages. Many volunteers raise a portion of the funds for … Continue reading

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Rockford firefighters hose down students

For some relief of a very hot day, the Rockford Fire Department brought a pumper and hoses to the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) administration building to cool kids off. Much to the delight of the students in the preschool through … Continue reading

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