Cliff & Nancy Hill

Flower grower and arranger extraordinaire at Farm Market

August 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Just color him “crazy”! Pictured here is Squire Photographer Cliff Hill high atop a relic of a silo in the farm country north of Coopersville. It was necessary to scale the silo to capture the pictures for this article. Photo by NANCY HILL The Rockford Squire goes to great lengths (oftentimes foolhardy) to bring interesting stories along with [...]

Ignoring barricades a damaging decision

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This mid-road sinkhole is a LOT worse than it looks. It appears to run diagonally shoulder-to-shoulder under the roadway’s surface for some 25 feet. Photo by CLIFF HILL Scofflaws removing barricades from either end of a roadway known as Rum Creek Crossings could expose themselves and others, along with their vehicles, to a world of hurt. Rum [...]

Help Wanted – Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Squire ‘rides the rails’ on historic railway by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Old Faithful – this beautifully maintained 1952 General Motors locomotive is the work horse of the C&M Railway. Photo by CLIFF HILL All little boys love trains and some never lose that fascination. One such is Rockford resident Andrew Kersting. Squire readers will recall that Kersting founded [...]

Slow water meters costing Rockford lost revenue

June 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Many Rockford homes have two water meters, one for drinking water and one for landscape irrigation. All will be replaced over a five-year period. Photo by CLIFF HILL In a proactive move to increase City revenue with accurate water meter readings, the City of Rockford plans to change out all residential and business water meters within the City [...]

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 [...]
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