Belmont plan puts residents in ‘road rage’

Tim Rau tells the Plainfield Township Board of trustees of his opposition to widening Belmont Road to three lanes. The Kent County Road Commission finalized the project plans earlier this year.

  A small but vocal group of residents are disputing whether a decision to upgrade parts of Belmont Road was properly handled. They hope to stop the Kent County Road Commission project. On Friday, February 26, about 20 people met at Plainfield Township Hall to speak with Senator Mark Jansen, who was holding office hours […]

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WWW sewer lines permanetly sealed with concrete

Wolverine World Wide’s sewer line was filled in on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Below, the public line, parallel, continues to flow. A bulkhead blocked cement flow at the end of the Wolverine line.

  On Wednesday, February 24, a caravan of Grand Rapids Gravel cement trucks rolled through Rockford. The trucks tag-teamed one after another pouring cement into the dedicated Wolverine World Wide industrial sewer lines under the City. According to City Manager Michael Young, the pipes date back to the 1950s and run parallel to a public […]

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Cannon Twp. chosen for state wetlands program

Cannon Township has been chosen to be part of the Wetlands Local Assistance Pilot Program through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE). The goal of the pilot program is to increase the efficiency of the wetland permitting process through local and state resources in order to protect the wetlands of the state. […]

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Equestrian riders earn spot on Dream Team

Equestrian riders (l-r) Jackie Thome, Alexis Thome, Karly Macqueen, Kira Brown earn a spot on the District V Dream Team.

  The Rockford equestrian team had four of their 19 riders earn a spot on the District V Dream Team. District V is comprised of 18 teams and approximately 115 riders from area schools. The teams are split into four divisions and competed in shows this past fall. The top 10 riders from the entire […]

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Special Occasions dresses up your event in style

Penny Waltman takes pride in the selection and prices of her linens and other products offered at Special Occasions West, located in downtown Rockford.

  When Penny Waltman and her sisters were planning a family wedding, they were frustrated to find no local fine linen service, and had to order through the mail. Seeing a need for this kind of service, Special Occasions was born. Now the family company has two locations serving Michigan, Special Occasions West in downtown […]

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