City buys former court building for $10

The City of Rockford is purchasing the former 63rd District Court building for a mere 10 dollars. The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved the sale on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The City of Rockford will buy the former 63rd District Court building at City Hall for 10 dollars and allow Kent County to lease a portion of it for up to 75 years. The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved the deal on Tuesday, Dec. 15, after Rockford City Council did late last month. “One […]

Seasonal weather blamed on crash

TAKE CARE IN FALL CONDITIONS—An accident on the corner of Monroe and Division on Friday, October 23, was blamed on wet and slippery conditions. “It’s a typical case of sliding and bumping into each other,” said the Rockford officer in charge of the scene. A young driver injured her hand after rear-ending the vehicle in […]

News Bits – September 17, 2009

City to flush hydrants The City of Rockford will be conducting the annual fall Hydrant Flushing and Maintenance Program beginning Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. This process will be completed by Oct. 2, 2009. During this time, you may notice an occasional decrease in water pressure and possibly some slight cloudiness in the water. Most residents […]

Volunteer Police look for families to adopt

“We hope to find families that are not already receiving services through another organization. We would like to find a few that have fallen through the cracks,” said Rockford Volunteer Police member Linda Crone. She is asking that people who might know of a Rockford-area family that is having financial difficulties to tell the group. […]

Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford coming August 12

In it’s 11th year and more popular than ever, Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford will be held Saturday, August 15 in downtown Rockford. The event is a family-oriented event with a silent auction, picnic on the banks of the Rogue River, a children’s run as well as the main event. Last year the run raised a […]