Flower grower and arranger extraordinaire at Farm Market

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

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The Rockford Squire goes to great lengths (oftentimes foolhardy) to bring interesting stories along with great pictures to its readers. This article is yet but another one. Last week your reporters traveled to “The Flower Garden”, the 10-acre beautiful slice of nature owned and farmed by flower grower and floral […]

Ignoring barricades a damaging decision

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

by CLIFF AND NANCY 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 Creek Crossings, entered off Courtland Dr. NE, gains access to the rear of the MVP Sports Club business complex. However, the […]

Help Wanted – Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

Old Faithful – this beautifully maintained 1952 General Motors locomotive is the work horse of the C&M Railway.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Squire ‘rides the rails’ on historic railway by CLIFF AND NANCY 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 the Rogue River Project. Since 2005 Kersting has joined forces with Trout Unlimited and local citizens for annual […]

Slow water meters costing Rockford lost revenue

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

by CLIFF AND NANCY 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 along with those in areas served by Rockford outside the City limits. Over time the reading mechanisms of all water […]

Smooth sailing ahead for Rockford’s 10-Mile Road

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

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  In the mid-70’s the City of Rockford requested that the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) take over ownership of Rockford’s Division Street segment of 10-Mile Road. The KCRC accepted the offer under the conditions that the City would first bring the road up to County standards and enter into a […]