April 5 2012

‘Icon of Americana’ to be auctioned April 26

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Rosie’s, two other diners, open at $25,000 by BETH ALTENA SIGN OF CHANGE—The online auction of Rosie’s Diner, two other diners and 4.5 acres on 14 Mile Road is advertised. The historic Rosie’s is a piece of American history, which our country has followed for nearly 100 years. With an opening bid of $25,000, online bidders can have a chance to own a piece of [...]

Rockford to test emergency sirens Friday

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The City of Rockford joins the City of Grand Rapids and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department in testing their emergency outdoor warning sirens at noon on Friday, April 6. The emergency testing will take place at noon on the first Friday of every month. The City of Rockford will also be testing their city’s individual activation procedure, which will occur after the [...]

Structures from Great Depression tell a story of Rockford today

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by BETH ALTENA This former Kent County Road Commission garage shows today the architectural trends that were common during the Great Depression. It features columns and ornate detail that did not add to the functionality of the structure, but were a trademark typical of classically trained architects. The building is now owned by Wolverine Worldwide and stands on [...]

Local meteorologist’s crystal ball foggy this past winter

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Graphic by MELANIE RAGSDALE With the past 2011-12 winter season being one for the record books now might be a good time to poke a little good-natured fun at local West Michigan meteorologists! If anything at all was learned during this, the second warmest winter on record, it’s that the predictions/forecasts of season long weather are pure folly. [...]
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