Rockford models new money-saving safety structure

Firefighter Phil Vincent practices firefighting at the Towers, while newly trained firefighter Jamie Davies works the control panel on a Rockford fire truck.

All full-time DPW, police now qualified firefighters, medical responders by BETH ALTENA The writing was on the wall when Rockford was forced to lay off one of the city’s full-time firefighters two years ago. When police Lieutenant Scott Mazur retired a year ago, his position was not filled. With revenues to the city in a […]

Sights seen along the Rogue River Nature Trail

Photo by CLIFF HILL

Those pesky “Bucky Beavers” have been busy this past winter and spring above the dam and along both sides of the Rogue River. No tree, regardless of size, appears to be safe from “Bucky”! This huge tree, some 4 ft. in diameter (species undetermined) stands between the Rogue River Nature Trail boardwalk and the river […]

The West Michigan Miracle League will hold meeting at Rockford City Hall on Monday, April 16

The West Michigan Miracle League will be holding a meeting at City Hall on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. to discuss its plans to build a Miracle League baseball field in Rockford. Miracle League baseball is a special brand of baseball designed to allow kids with mental and physical disabilities to play. The West […]

Rockford to test emergency sirens Friday

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 […]

Rockford’s Officer Dave Robinson promoted to sergeant

Rockford City Manager Michael Young with new Sergeant Dave Robinson and Police Chief Dave Jones.

Recognition is culmination of newly created Leadership Development Program by BETH ALTENA A Rockford police officer’s promotion to sergeant is a testimony to his command of his responsibilities, community involvement and contribution to the success of the Enforcement Division of the Rockford Public Safety Department (formerly the Rockford Police Department), but is also the culmination […]