April 23 2009

Home razed despite neighbors’ concerns

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Home at 138 Main Street, Rockford was demolished. Photo by Cliff Hill Friday, April 17, demolition on Main Street, Rockford, Photo by Cliff Hill Main Street Rockford resident Sonja Glass believes the city should have given her more warning that the house next to hers was coming down. She also believes the demolition may not have been safe due to possible asbestos. Glass [...]

Shoetown no more? Tannery closes doors

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

END OF AN ERA—One hundred years of history ended Saturday when Wolverine closed the doors to the tannery and its former workers. Marsha Pollaski and her husband Jim worked at the tannery in downtown Rockford for 22 years. “I was the first one to break down and start bawling,” she said of the January announcement that the facility would close. ” I [...]

Businesses work together for Relay fund raiser

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

WORKING TOGETHER—Dave Parish of D.A.D.’S Tents and Dave Brickner of Ric’s Food Center team up for Relay for Life. It’s said two heads are better than one, and two businesses may be as well. Ric’s Food Center at first planned a nice open house and customer appreciation day, but  has now partnered with D.A.D.’S Tents for an event the two businessmen [...]

Wildfire consumes Nelson Township home

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

HOME BURNS—A woman and her by JUDY REED Nelson Township resident Brad Smith knew something wasn’t right when he saw a plume of smoke rising into the air as he drove west on 18 Mile near Shaner about 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16. “I’d seen fires around from people burning but this was different,” he said. Smith headed in the direction of the smoke, [...]
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