Chicken rules to be decided over winter

Rockford resident Shawn Raymond asked the Rockford City  Council if they would consider an ordinance allowing hens in City limits. By hatching season next spring he will have an answer. Currently farm animals are prohibited in the City, but council is taking on Raymond’s request and investigating what other  cities are allowing. It has become […]

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Plainfield Farm Market ‘exceeds expectations’

LEARNING CAN BE FUN—Megan and Leah George, ages 10 and 12, of Grand Rapids, count back change for a customer at their family booth.

Plainfield’s Farm Market was a nice new township event last year. This year it is a smashing success at a new location at 4411 Plainfield in the parking lot of Frontline Church. Old-timers will remember the site as the former location of Meijer offices and once the Meijer discount outlet. According to Plainfield Township Clerk […]

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Find quality time in the summer

by SHARON WELLS Principal, Parkside Elementary School  My college roommates live in several different states and we try our best to see each other at least once a year. As we cram our time together into a short weekend in a central location, we all rush to share the latest events of our lives, from […]

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Local student graduates from Messiah College

Rockford resident Alexandra Steed was one of 650 students to graduate from Messiah College on May 16 during the college’s 100th annual commencement. Steed graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in humanities. She was also part of the College Honors Program. Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts […]

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Raptors earn runner-up trophy at World Series

  The Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team compiled a 9-2 record and finished second at the 13U AAA World Series held in Battle Creek on July 13-17. With a strong showing in this tournament, the Raptors ended their 2009 season ranked number three in Michigan and number 11 nationally in the USSSA power-ranking standings. In […]

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