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The Not So Merry Month of May by CRAIG JAMES The month of May can be one of the most pleasant months of the year, but I don’t think this past month qualified as pleasant. It was quite wet and gloomy. At least a trace of rain fell on 21 of the 31 days and […]

Outdoor enthusiasts asked to be on lookout for marijuana grow sites on public land

Grow sites contain hundreds to thousands of marijuana plants. This picture was taken at a DTO-type grow in northwestern Michigan.

Citizens urged to be cautious, report to law enforcement The Michigan State Police (MSP) and other law enforcement agencies are asking citizens to be on the lookout for indications of illegal marijuana growing this summer. If you come across suspicious activity or an area that may be an illegal marijuana grow site, immediately notify law […]

Residents invited to enjoy SOS carnival at discount

City of Rockford residents are invited to take advantage of a special day of enjoying Start of Summer carnival rides at a deep discount with the purchase of armbands for Thursday, June 9. Armbands may be purchased in advance at City Hall for further convenience. They are $10 and will be sold next week at […]

Young receives contract extension, excellent review

Michael Young, Rockford’s city manager, had his employment contract extended one year after his recent annual council evaluation. This extension makes his contract a three-year agreement. He graciously asked for a salary freeze so he would be in line with other City of Rockford employee groups with whom he had negotiated wage freezes and concessions. […]

Rockford crew teams crowned state champions

The 2011 Rockford High School crew teams are crowned state champions at the Michigan Scholastic Rowing Championship Regatta on May 28.

Cold, rainy weather did not slow the Rockford High School crew teams as they rowed into history last weekend at the Michigan Scholastic Rowing Championship Regatta held at Grand Rapids’ Riverside Park on Saturday, May 28. For the first time, both the women’s and men’s teams were crowned state champions in their individual divisions and […]