July 19 2012

Promotions a ‘milestone step in merger’

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

New leadership role defined for Rockford Safety Department by BETH ALTENA YOUR NEW LEIUTENANTS—Lieutenants Dan Vincent, Dave Robinson, Jamie Davies and Mike Miller are pictured with Public Safety Chief Dave Jones (left) and Rockford City Manager Michael Young (right). The promotions are the most recent step in a move away from traditional emergency response departments [...]

Rockford unanimously approves NKSA agreement

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

City joins Cannon Township in agreement that is expected to save money, improve services by BETH ALTENA Rockford City Council discusses the benefits of the new cost-sharing agreement for the North Kent Sewer Authority. Ten years in the works, the agreement covers work formerly outsourced to the Department of Public Works of Kent County, which is no longer willing to [...]

Bluebirds of happiness at home in Rockford

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With a stern look, Daddy Bluebird seems to be saying, “Where’s the beef?” Actually, he was waiting for his twice a day offering of mealworms. Photo by CLIFF HILL Once nearly eliminated from Michigan due to a lack of nest cavities, bluebirds have made a remarkable comeback with the aid of bird enthusiasts who have put up thousands of bluebird [...]

Piece of Rockford history moves to new location

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The building believed to have been the original home of Reverend David Johnson Gilbert was moved in May 2011 from its original location to a lot on the corner of 13 Mile Road and Ramsdell in Courtland Township. Constructed in 1842 on 12 Mile Road in Section 19, it is considered to have been the oldest home in Oakfield Township. Reverend Gilbert was a pioneer farmer and [...]

Rockford Brewing slated to open soon

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Photo by CLIFF HILL Slow and steady wins the race. Rockford Brewing Co. partners are still aiming for a late summer opening of their signature microbrewery in the heart of downtown Rockford. The three tortoises Jeff Sheehan, Seth Rivard, and Brien Dews are crossing every ‘T’ and dotting every ‘i’ in order to achieve an authentic Northwoods Bavarian [...]
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