Residents crowd township meeting, demand response

Angry residents are among those filling the room during Plainfield Township’s March 15 board meeting.

by BETH ALTENA Called “pure intimidation tactics” by Plainfield Township Manager Robert Homan, 140 residents, most angry, crowded Township’s meeting room Monday, March 15, and accused the board of a variety of violations. The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. with a public hearing and presentation by John Short on the township’s Five Year Master Plan […]

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Plainfield Water Department earns double honors

New telemetry system to save $30,000 annually Surrounded by the world’s largest bodies of fresh water, West Michiganders may be forgiven for taking water quality for granted. In Plainfield Township, clean water is protected with a passion that gained statewide accolades from people who know the value of this natural resource. At the 20th annual […]

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MacGregor to run for state representative

Peter MacGregor, Cannon Township Supervisor, announces his candidacy for 73rd District State Representative.

Pete MacGregor, currently the Cannon Township supervisor, has set his sights higher. He has recently announced his candidacy to fill the position of State Representative Tom Pearce, who is term-limited out of the office. MacGregor said his platform is based on three important issues facing our state today. He promises his experience in small business […]

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Applications now available for Garden Club 2010 Scholarship

The Rockford Garden Club 2010 Scholarship is available to high school seniors planning to study horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental sciences or related fields. It is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to a student attending college in the fall of 2010. Applications are available at the Rockford High School guidance office or by contacting […]

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Young honored as Conservationist of the Year

Rockford City Manager Michael Young (right) is pictured with Fred Eyer of the Izaak Walton League, who is presenting Young with a plaque as Conservationist of the Year.

When people think what issues may be high on the priority list in local government, environmental conservation might immediately come to mind. For an organization that is dedicated to protecting land, air and water quality, the City of Rockford stood out for just that reason. The Izaak Walton League of America’s local chapters recognized Rockford […]

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