Chicken dinner, urban camping, first weekend of Harvest Festival

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Hayrides, scarecrow, art kids events all three weekends “If the Colonel [Sanders] had our recipe he’d have been a General,” said Rotarian Rick Ehinger of the annual Rockford Rotary chicken BBQ dinner sale to be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The sale takes place at the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of Courtland and Squires streets beginning at noon on [...]

Board, MDOT harassment investigations find nothing

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

‘It is difficult to validate their accusations’ —Supervisor Meek Two different investigations of claims of threats and harassment are concluded in Plainfield Township. An MDOT investigation regarding the Kent County Road Commission’s (KCRC) actions in securing agreements to grade Belmont Road property frontage found there were no threats to residents in order to [...]

Police department participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Police Department, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement partners, will participate in a one-day event intended to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. On Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a collection site will be set up in the lobby of City Hall located at 7 S. Monroe in [...]

Rockford Rotary exchange student attends conference in Petoskey

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Club is looking for outbound exchange student This past weekend the Rotary District 6290, which Rockford is part of, sponsored a conference for all inbound exchange students for orientation, learning, and a chance to get to know each other.  The event was held on beautiful Walloon Lake at Camp Daggett, Petoskey, Mich.                  Rockford’s [...]

Words on Weather & Climate — September 23, 2010

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Weather Ain’t Like it Used to Be by CRAIG JAMES How many times have you heard someone say, “The weather ain’t like it used to be”? And I always say, “It definitely isn’t. The climate is always changing.” We all seem to have selective memory about the past, but we are told now that weather extremes are worse than ever. Is that so? Let’s take a look a [...]
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