Fish to dance for joy in Rogue River

Steve Anderson’s son, Chad, no small man himself, stands beneath the centerpiece steelhead of the “Water Dance” sculpture he helped his dad create.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL One of the most popular entrants in last year’s 2009 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids was “Nessie,” who finished in sixth place in the inaugural event. Kids, in particular, loved “Nessie” as she regally floated in the Grand River while tethered to the Blue Pedestrian Bridge in the heart of […]

News Bits — April 8, 2010

City to flush hydrants The City of Rockford will be conducting the bi-annual Hydrant Flushing and Maintenance Program beginning April 12, 2010. This process will be completed by April 30, 2010. During this time you may notice an occasional decrease in water pressure and possibly some slight cloudiness in the water. Most residents will see […]

County cuts Rockford court to one day per month

When Rockford’s court opens for business, it will be just one day a month and only handle small claims cases, according to Rockford City Manager Michael Young. Young said the court administrator, Donna Gilson, informed Rockford’s police chief of this latest news in the five-year saga of court consolidation. Rockford and Kent County are in […]

News Bits — January 21, 2010

Hens, ice rink maybe coming soon to Rockford A local resident has asked the City of Rockford to revitalize ice skating in the old mill pond located off Rum Creek Trail between Monroe and Courtland streets in downtown Rockford. A City skating rink near the Community Cabin was closed last year due to repeated vandalism […]

Appeals panel rules against full time judge in Rockford

Next up is consideration for Supreme Court decision The City of Rockford’s most recent attempt to keep a full-service court in town was turned down by the Michigan Court of Appeals, but City Manager Michael Young hopes the Michigan Supreme Court may see things differently. “We expected this,” Young said of the decision, reached months […]