City of Rockford

Couple turns challenge to charm in downtown home

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘We did run screaming at first, but we came back’ by BETH ALTENA Sandy and Bill Jobse Jr. sit on the porch of their home at 20 Fremont Street in downtown Rockford. The two took TLC to a new degree to bring back beauty and charm to the home. Their first Halloween in the house they couldn’t hand out candy because they thought children would fall through the rotted [...]

Rockford’s award winning trail now complete

May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Finishing touches – (L to R) Justin and Cody Bultsma of Bultsma Construction installing low maintenance vinyl coated chain link fencing on the final segment of the Rogue River Nature Trail. Photo by CLIFF HILL Mission accomplished! The third and final phase of the Rogue River Nature Trail is now complete. Bultsma Construction has made good on a [...]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Reader praises City’s innovative restructuring Dear Editor, I read the headline article from April 26 titled, “Rockford models new money-saving safety structure” and wanted to thank and commend not only the City Manager and staff but all employees involved in cross-training to be firefighters. As we continue to see the state of Michigan reduce their [...]

Structures from Great Depression tell story of Rockford today, Part II

May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Barter became common during the Great Depression. Here an ad in the Rockford Register solicits "anything we can use" for subscription accounts. Note, back then the paper was not distributed free but only on a paid subscription basis. The Depression was marked by the “alphabet soup” of government-funded employment to keep people working. The [...]

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 [...]
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