City to draft wind turbine ordinance, proposes moratorium on growing medical marijuana

The City of Rockford Planning Commission listened to advice from Cascade Engineering’s Jessica Lehti on crafting a wind turbine ordinance. She spoke before the group on Thursday, January 28 at Rockford City Hall after a dinner of pizza and soda. Cascade Engineering’s Renewable Energy Solutions has sold turbines around the world and has worked with […]

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Members honored at Chamber dinner

Last year’s winner of the Service Award, Action Tax and Money Concepts’ Jerry Coon hands out this year’s award to Blaine Kellermeier of Kellermeier Plumbing, Inc.

Rockford Chamber of Commerce members and guests met for a gala evening of honors and dining on Friday, January 29, at the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards ceremony. The guest speaker was Dan Gaydou, publisher of the Grand Rapids Press and a Rockford resident. Gaydou offered what he called “a brief synopsis of a serious […]

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Pizza just part of the package at new restaurant

Philip Jackson, general manager, pictured with server Erin, holds the ten-page menu offered at the new Pizza Hut - Wing Street restaurant opened on Ten Mile Road

“When you add a new piece of equipment, it opens up what you can offer,” Cronkright said. He referred to the fryer brought in to offer the wings: traditional, breaded and boneless, but which allows the new eatery to expand from the pizza-based traditional offerings. Diners may choose sides, such as the spinach artichoke dip, […]

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DNRE basic archery instructor courses scheduled at North Rockford Middle School

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is offering free basic archery instructor (BAI) courses for teachers at North Rockford Middle School. The classes will run 8 a.m to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, March 20, April 10, May 6 and June 5. Contact: Jeff DeRegnaucourt for more information at (616) 977-7750. Each eight-hour session is for […]

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Win $50 gift card to Grill One Eleven

This stack of rocks resides in Rockford. Who am I?

Simply identify the object in the above photo, to win a $50 gift card to Grill One Eleven, downtown Rockford. On a blank piece of paper, answer the following three questions: 1. What is the correct name(s) of the object in the picture? 2. What area of the globe are the objects most commonly seen? […]

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