Beth Altena

EPA turns tannery site back to Wolverine, MDEQ

July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA A public meeting held jointly by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the federal Environmental Protection Agency drew a large crowd in April. The subject was the progress of a study of the former Wolverine tannery property. The study was prompted by petition of three individuals in Rockford concerned with potential contamination from the [...]

Kimberly’s, Brighton offer marching band donation

July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Half of bracelet sale goes to school by BETH ALTENA Anthony Martinez, an RHS graduate who played in the marching band, models the beautiful Brighton bracelet. Half the cost of this patriotic jewelry item during the month of July will go to the marching band. Brighton is a company that does things the old-fashioned way and is always finding creative ways to give back to [...]

Endowment gives nearly $58,000 in first responder grants

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘We said from the beginning it all goes back to rescue’ by BETH ALTENA  FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE GRANTS—These fire and police chiefs and representatives of local rescue organizations are all winners in receiving grants generated from last year’s West Michigan Healing Fields memorial to those killed in 9/1/1. Fourteen fire or police departments have funding for [...]

City passes regulations regarding carriages and hayrides

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA When a carriage company began doing business in downtown Rockford, the City realized they had no regulation in place regarding such operations. Traditional carriage and hayrides included in City celebrations have always fallen under the permitting process of special events applications. On Monday, May 14 during the regular City Council meeting, regulation [...]

City of Rockford extends moratorium on electronic billboards

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Among other votes, the Rockford City Council unanimously passed an extension on electronic billboards Monday, May 14 at the regular meeting. According to City Manager Michael Young, the nine-month extension of an original nine-month moratorium on the roadside digital advertising is, in part, waiting for the results of a federal study on whether digital [...]
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