January 7 2010

Family Fare developers won’t appeal court decision

January 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

The legal battle over an intensive development off Northland Drive in Plainfield Township is over. According to Trustee Vic Mathews, the developers, BDR Inc., agreed not to appeal a decision against their proposed development if the township agreed not to pursue damages incurred from the lawsuit. Matthews said the township might have had a good chance to recoup about [...]

Chips to fly at downtown’s first Ice Festival Saturday

January 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

Derek Maxfield of Ice Sculptures Inc. carves during ArtPrize last summer. Demonstrations, activities all free Another world-class event will be held in downtown Rockford this Saturday, Jan. 9, as the public is invited to enjoy a wintery day of family activities and the chance to see professional ice sculpture in action. The first ever Ice Festival is this Saturday from 10 [...]

Girl makes rodeo All Star, magazine cover

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  LOCAL STAR—Jessalyn Gingrich has been selected to the 2009-2010 High School All Star Rodeo team and is the first Michigan girl ever featured on the NHSRA international magazine cover. Jessalyn Gingrich is no stranger to leaping off a running horse, tying goats or even competing nationally in rodeo. However, she isn’t quite as used to being featured on the cover of [...]

Squire vacations in Mayan Riviera

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SUNNY HOLIDAY—As beautiful as downtown Rockford was for the holidays, the Altena and Shipaila families still welcomed a ten-day trip to Mexico, their Christmas gift from the family matriarch, Sharon. Staying in the Mayan Riviera in the hotel Barccelo, they snorkled, seeing sea turtles, sting-rays and reef fish. They also enjoyed the unlimited food and drinks, shows and [...]

Master storyteller one of Rockford’s treasures

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Author Tom Rademacher hands Jim Healey of Hudsonville his personally signed copy of "Splitting Wood." In the center is Healey's wife, Pat. The Healeys were featured in one of Rademacher's columns when in 2005 the couple, golf enthusiasts, accomplished what seems an imposible feat. In a period of 61 consecutive days, they played 18 holes of golf in each [...]
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