Plainfield ups ante in suit against state

Douglas Van Essen points to the body of water in question. The bright circle near his fingertip is the lime the township deposits. This photo was taken when Plainfield Township first innitiated the lawsuit in August 2009

The Charter Township of Plainfield announced recently that it has expanded its suit against Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to include a claim for the full value of its water treatment plant and the cost of any removal of the water softening residuals in the Coit Avenue pit—a total sum that could exceed $20 […]

McKay to head state organization

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Rockford treasurer voted to position by peers  by BETH ALTENA  When Kim McKay hired on with the City of Rockford 14 years ago this past December, she was deputy treasurer. Today she is a woman wearing many professional hats with the local government and has been voted the next president of the Michigan Municipal Treasurers […]

The Food Network to film at Rockford Ice Festival

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Grand Rapids has had its share of Hollywood stars in town filming big screen movies, thanks in large part to Michigan’s tax credits for the film industry. Now, the spotlight will shine on Rockford, thanks to the Food Network and a new series they are shooting with Grand Rapids-based Ice Sculptures LTD. Earlier this year, […]

The Squire vacations in Florida

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The Rockford Squire traveled along with the Altena family and friends for a quick winter getaway in Florida December 16 to 24. Their trip started out with a flight to Fort Myers and three days enjoying the beach and the restaurants, ending with the rest of the trip in Treasure Island. During their stay, they […]

REF benefit performance tickets still available

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Step into the new year with a visit to the Capitol Steps. Good reserved seating is still available for the Rockford Education Foundation’s (REF) 15th annual benefit performance. Don’t wait until the last minute. The Capitol Steps is a comedic and satirical touring group whose material is always fresh and bipartisan. Appearing before sold-out audiences […]