City of Rockford

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 [...]

Smooth sailing ahead for Rockford’s 10-Mile Road

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Pictured looking east from Main St. is Division St./10-Mile Rd. A six-tenths of a mile stretch of this heavily trafficked 3-lane road, from Main St. east to Wolverine Blvd., will receive a much-needed milling and resurfacing early this summer. Photo by CLIFF HILL In the mid-70’s the City of Rockford requested that the Kent County Road [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society  Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Sometimes when I ask trivia questions, I get a few answers and occasionally none at all. My last question was an exciting one, because I not only got a lot of correct replies, but with almost every one I learned how important Zell Gill was in the lives of many people. Yes, Zell [...]

Rockford models new money-saving safety structure

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

All full-time DPW, police now qualified firefighters, medical responders by BETH ALTENA Jamie Davies (front left) trains firefighters on the control panel of a Rockford fire truck. He will be the lieutenant leading the Department of Public Services firefighters. The writing was on the wall when Rockford was forced to lay off one of the city’s full-time firefighters two [...]

Sights seen along the Rogue River Nature Trail

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 about 70 ft. north of the [...]
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