Lock-ins no fun in summer sun

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Plainfield Fire Lt. Jeff Drake advises drivers to be extra careful of leaving animals or children in automobiles in the summer heat. The department unlocked this car on Wednesday, July 29, after the keys were accidently locked in with a child in the vehicle. “It adds a little more danger,” he said of sunny days in summer. Drake said the department responds to “too [...]

Double Take Resale hosts annual fall fashion show

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Double Take Resale in downtown Rockford is hosting their second annual fall fashion show in the Rotary Pavilion on Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Fall For Resale,” and the show will feature fall fashions from the three Rockford resale boutiques, Double Take Resale, Gumballs and Overalls, and Gild the Lily. The goal of the fashion event is to [...]

Send a text, receive a fine

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Send a text, receive a fine Bill to be considered to eliminate texting while driving by MITCH HARVATIN Student reporter State legislators are pushing a ban on texting while driving. If the law doesn’t pass, Michigan could lose up to 25 percent of its road funding in the near future. Statistics aren’t clear on exactly how many accidents are caused by using cell [...]

Humane Society Kibble Konnection

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Humane Society of Kent County’s Kibble Konnection pet food bank has helped over 350 families and over 1,000 animals since its first distribution date in March 2009. However, with the demand for the Kibble Konnection program increasing each month, donations of pet food are critical. “We distribute around 7,000 pounds of pet food to families in need each month,” [...]

Celtic Fest a blast despite weather

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sometimes stormy skies did not deter fans of all things Celtic on Saturday, August 8 , in downtown Rockford. Organizer Chris Murphy said she was nervous at first because of the stormy weather, but Celtic fans must be true die-hards. “By afternoon it was packed and shoulder-to-shoulder,” she said. “Both stages were busy the whole day. We believe the turnout was as [...]
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