Plainfield trustees, supervisor under recall threat

The Plainfield Township Board and manager work out details of a new budget earlier this year. Two trustees and the Supervisor are facing a recall effort led by a small group of residents. The township cut over a million dollars from this years budget in response to a first-ever decrease in revenue.

Would-be township firefighter files petition Trustees Charles Weldon and Victor Matthews and Supervisor George Meek are hotly contending allegations made in a recall petition filed by Nick Prill. Prill, who was once in the township’s fire academy and dismissed, filed the document June 17 and wording on the document was approved by Kent County July […]

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Heart of Rockford sidewalk sales set for July  Rockford is known for its festivals, fireworks, parades, parks, picturesque dam, destination dining, family outings, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking and biking the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail… and, of course, its one-of-a-kind shopping district. Most who live here or visit don’t need added incentive to stroll about […]

Motorcyclist leaves crash, ‘didn’t mean to freak everyone out’

The Rockford Michigan State Police (MSP) Canine officer and dog search for a missing rider who crashed a motorcycle (pictured behind officer) Wednesday, July 7 around 4:30 p.m. on Young Avenue just south of Tem Mile Road. When police and paramedics showed up at the single-vehicle accident scene, the driver had disappeared. MSP brought in the canine unit to try and  track the missing, possibly injured driver. The rider showed up about 45 minutes later with ripped jeans, a bandaged hand and a washcloth on his head. He told officials he had a friend drive him to get bandaged up after the crash and “didn’t mean to freak everyone out.”

Pizzeria Grandé customer has one-of-a-kind experience

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by ANA OLVERA  Every business owner wants their customer to have an unforgettable experience while at their business. But for one Pizzeria Grandé customer, their experience was definitely one-of-a-kind. On Monday, July 5 around 6:40 p.m., a Buick accidentally accelerated into the front of Pizzeria Grandé’s building on Belding Road while trying to move their […]

Girls earn summer cash

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The beginning of summer is an excellent time to start making your own money. So long as you sell more lemonade than you drink, you can do so by starting a lemonade stand! Rockford residents Maggie Gem, 11, and Marissa H., 12, who will be attending North Rockford Middle School in the fall, have begun […]