Plainfield Township latest to pass Sewer Authority agreement

Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment Plant, speaks before the Plainfield Township Board on Monday, July 16, prior to the board vote that approved a cost-sharing agreement for the collection system for wastewater in the township.

Only clerk votes no on cost-sharing plan by BETH ALTENA Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment plant, estimates that Plainfield Township’s portion of the cost of maintaining sewer structure with plant staff will be roughly $450,000 annually. He compared his estimate to the township’s cost when Kent County Department of Public Works held […]

City fireworks rules still apply

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by MICHAEL YOUNG guest editorial I am pleased to report that we have had very few complaints/problems with the recently approved, new, state of Michigan fireworks law. With that said, there is still quite a bit of confusion regarding the implications of the new law and whether or not local ordinances still apply. The purpose […]

Rockford welcomes Family Fare to neighborhood

The Management Team of Rockford’s Family Fare welcomes you to the very best that Spartan Stores have to offer. Seated (L-R): Jim Jackson–Meat Mgr., Jake Tiejema–Asst. Meat Mgr., Brian Domers–Produce Mgr., Char Bouwkamp–Store Director, Shannon Hodges–Seafood Specialist, Cindy Wall–Bakery Mgr., and Diane Strubel–Deli Mgr. Standing (L-R): John Ykema–Grocery Mgr., Rich Herrington–Asst. Store Director, Rich Myers–Spartan Stores District Mgr., Trish Strong–Starbucks Lead Barista, and Angela Pope–Scanning Specialist.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Four weeks of grand reopening events scheduled The Rockford community noticed much more than just a new sign and name change at the Monday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand reopening of the Family Fare Supermarket located at 201 Marcell Drive NE, Rockford. Spartan Stores invested $1.2 million in a major remodel […]

Leinenkugels visit Ric’s on nationwide road trip

Famous beer family visits Rockford—Dick Leinenkugel, Ric’s Store Director David Brickner, Kris Thraxton, who manages the beer and wine department at Ric’s, and John Leinenkugel are pictured during the family’s day-long visit to the Rockford Ric’s Food Center.

“We chose Ric’s because of the amount of Leinenkugel they sell here,” explained Ellie Leinenkugel of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Members of the family and their cool touring motorhome spent a day at Ric’s Food Center Thursday, July 19 during a nationwide road trip. Store Director David Brickner sported a Leinenkugel cap and joined […]

Clear calendar for community-wide celebration

The ever popular police officer dunk tank will be present at this year’s National Night Out event August 7 in downtown Rockford.

Dunk an officer, play in fire hoses National Night out is one celebration you don’t want to miss, coming right up on Tuesday, August 7 around the country from 6 to 8 p.m. Locally, planning is nearly complete for this year’s event, which takes place on Maple and Main streets in the parking lot where […]