Rescue Practice Trains for Worst-Case Scenarios

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Donation of home allows firefighters to prepare by BETH ALTENA The loss of a Main Street home is the gain of a valuable resource in practice that local firefighters hope they will never need to use. Rockford City Council voted in January to accept a quit-claim deed for the unoccupied home at 138 North Main […]

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Crowds Pitch In for MC Dousing

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Gene Parker takes plunge for $1,035 No good deed goes unpunished and for annual Splash announcer and radio personality Gene Parker, the saying was certainly true Saturday. Parker, who kindly donates his time and talent to many Rockford events, was cheerfully doing a great job Saturday during the 14th annual Sweetheart Splash at the Rockford […]

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Tannery Closure/Rate Implications Addressed

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by MICHAEL YOUNG, Rockford City Manager Since Wolverine World Wide’s (WWW) recent announcement that it is closing its downtown tannery facility, the City of Rockford has been working to identify all of the issues related to this decision and its ultimate impact on our residents and ratepayers. As you can imagine, the issues are numerous […]

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Score Restaurant Breaking and Entering Suspect Sought

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The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking and entering that occurred on November 27, 2008 at the Score Restaurant and Sports Bar located at 5301 Northland Drive N.E. in Plainfield Township. The suspect entered a storage garage on the property and removed eight kegs of beer and two ladders. The suspect left then […]

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Rogue River Watershed Protecting Your Environment

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By KIM SAPKOWSKI Secretary of the Rogue River Watershed Council The current economic environment is, to say the least, unpredictable. One thing is constant, however – nature. The changing seasons, day and night, and flowing rivers are unwavering. Knowing this keeps us grounded in an ever changing economic environment. The Rogue River provides its communities […]

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