Michigan National Guard starts Northern Strike 2015

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Aircraft from more than a dozen military units will be operating in northern Michigan over the next several weeks as part of a major training exercise involving military personnel from Canada, Latvia, Poland, Australia and 20 states’ military forces. Northern Strike is unique in that it combines both air and ground combat capabilities in one training exercise. [...]

Tax Attic

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

As the current Mayor of Rockford, earlier this year, I was afforded the opportunity by the American Legion to give the “keynote” speech at the conclusion of the annual Memorial Day Parade. We met around the flag pole at the Rockford Cemetery and after a program that included singing by a combined Rockford Schools’ choir and the traditional six-gun [...]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: 144 Year Bear Absence

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The first sighting of Black Bear in Indiana occurred this summer in June, after a 144-year absence.   Several sightings of bears also occurred in Western Michigan. Several years ago a female bear spent the winter near Ada and emerged in the spring with a cub. Most of the 15,000 bears in Michigan are found in the Upper Peninsula where extensive suitable habitat is [...]

Michael Alan Albano, D.O. earns Medical Degree from LECOM

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Michael Alan Albano, D.O. of Rockford earned the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa. At LECOM’s 19th commencement ceremony, the college awarded professional degrees to 352 medical students, 141 pharmacy students, 30 Master of Science in Medical [...]

Residents respond to Blakeslee and Konkle Letters to the Editor

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to Neil Blakeslee’s and Terry Konkle’s letters to the editor which appeared in the July 9, 2015 edition of the Rockford Squire. We agree that the city council should pay attention to the Ethical Standards of Conduct; however, those standards apply in both directions, and the application of those standards involves a full [...]
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