Rockford, Algoma respond to three-car crash Tuesday

Rockford Fire and Police responded to a 4 p.m. crash at the intersection of Northland Drive and Twelve Mile Road Tuesday, April 14. One larger vehicle appeared to hit head-on with a smaller four-door and a third vehicle, also a small four-door car, was also involved. Traffic was slowed but not blocked on Northland until the vehicles were removed and rescue responders swept up debris. Rockford Ambulance was also on the scene as was Algoma Fire Department. It was unclear at press time how many people were injured or how badly, but no stretchers were visible.

 

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Good Citizen

Quinn Deyer, age 13, of North Rockford Middle School, visited Rockford City Hall on Monday, April 13 to enjoy a City Council meeting. Deyer said he was attending to satisfy a requirement for a history class. Before the meeting started Rockford Mayor Chi Chi Rogers introduced herself and welcomed Deyer. Deyer was joined by several residents who spoke to council about concerns they had.

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New Michigan State Police Post Commander happy to be ‘home’

NEW POST COMMANDER—Chris McIntire began his trooper career at the Rockford State Police Post. Now he has returned as commander.

by BETH ALTENA First Lieutenant Chris McIntire is back where he started his career with the Michigan State Police. The new commander of the Rockford Post first worked as a trooper here after graduating from the Michigan State Police training academy in Lansing in 1993. In between he has enjoyed a gamut of duties and […]

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Finding ways to get closer to food

THOUGHTFUL—Sue Osgood shows off a spread her magazine did on Herman’s Boy. She explores ways people are finding to enjoy local, hand-produced goods and foods.

by BETH ALTENA Before the Civil War, people either grew their own food or knew the farmer who grew it for them. Now the source of our daily meals is such a mystery children are often clueless about how their dinner came to be. Unfortunately, adults are just as unaware as where our groceries come […]

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‘Everybody left with something’

Ride for the Cure

Chris Radford is grateful he is able to experience a father-and-son event, thanks to his son Scott’s current ability to control his Type 1 diabetes. Chris hopes to help others enjoy the annual  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 100-mile bike ride as well as help fund a cure for diabetes. The younger Radford was diagnosed […]

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