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 […]

Full house at Rockford Business Center good economic news

Rockford Business Center professionals Neil Blakeslee of Blakeslee Rop, PLC; Ryan DeVries of White Insurance Agency, Lynda Nance, Rick Hansen, Lisa Hansen of HS&C Wealth Management and Tim Caywood of Ameriprise Financial Inc. Photo by ASHLEY CLONAN

by BETH ALTENA A year ago the restructure of the law firm which is now Blakeslee Rop PLC at 240 Northland Drive resulted in additional space. Today the building is brimming with business professionals who are able to offer a wide variety of services from under one local roof. “Jim Scales put me in touch […]