Beth Altena

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality answer questions posed by the public on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting was held to update the community on the progress of testing underway at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery [...]

Courtland Township home destroyed in afternoon blaze

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Fire chief believes garage refrigerator source by BETH ALTENA photo by MICHILLE PREMER A fire that may have started with a garage refrigerator destroyed a home and killed the family dog, according to Courtland Township Fire Chief Mickey Davis. A 911 call at 4:32 p.m. Friday, April 27 brought firefighters to a home at 9110 Whitall Avenue. “The garage was pretty much [...]

Spring taste of Ric’s Saturday, May 5

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘We almost have too many vendors who want to be involved’ by BETH ALTENA The Taste of Ric’s events are fun, family days where kids and parents can enjoy all types of samples from Ric’s vendors. Expect over 50 vendors offering free delicious samples this Saturday at the Spring Taste of Ric’s at Ric’s Food Center, 6969 Belding Road from noon to 4 [...]

Big Green Egg demos, tastings at Grillapalooza

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA See the Big Green Egg in action this Saturday at Grillapalooza at Herman’s Boy. One lucky winner will win a grill package worth over $1,250. “There is nothing else like them,” said Floyd Havemeier of Herman’s Boy about the Big Green Egg. Havemeier donated a Big Green Egg prize package worth at least $1,250 to help the Rockford Area Historical [...]

Rockford models new money-saving safety structure

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

All full-time DPW, police now qualified firefighters, medical responders by BETH ALTENA Jamie Davies (front left) trains firefighters on the control panel of a Rockford fire truck. He will be the lieutenant leading the Department of Public Services firefighters. The writing was on the wall when Rockford was forced to lay off one of the city’s full-time firefighters two [...]
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