June 23 2011

Rockford Rams state baseball champs

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The Rockford Rams celebrate the championship after the last pitch against Temperance Bedford on June 18. The Rams did what they have done all year. They used quality pitching, solid defense and clutch hitting to grind out a win against the Temperance Bedford Kicking Mules in the state title game in Battle Creek on June 18. Four of the seven playoff games from districts to [...]

Sponsors stepping up to Healing Fields memorial

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Art Johnson speaks at a press conference this spring to announce the Healing Fields of West Michigan memorial to those lost on September 11, 2001. United Bank’s CEO and president Art Johnson, honorary chair of the West Michigan Healing Fields, has stepped up to present his bank as Field Sponsor for the memorial tribute to those killed on 9/11. The [...]

Tax assessors hang up ‘Gone Fishing’ sign

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With Arnie’s Bakery Café in the background, Glenn Blackwood of Rockford’s Great Lakes Fly Fishing Co. gives fly-fishing pointers to a rapt audience composed of members of the Kent County Assessors Association. Last Friday afternoon found the Kent County Assessors Association (KCAA) in Rockford holding their annual summer picnic. They hung up [...]

Ten Mile expansion to be delayed until 2012

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Members of the Rockford City Council were surprised to learn during their monthly meeting on Monday, June 13 that the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) has pushed back the timeline on expanding Ten Mile Road from three lanes to five. Because of restrictions on bidding portions of the project mandated by federal regulations, the project will not be started [...]

Council dedicates property for dog park

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Organizers have one year to come up with funding by BETH ALTENA After passing last month on contributing city funds to development and maintenance of a public dog park on a former ball field at Richardson-Sowerby Park, Rockford City Council voted this month to dedicate the land for that use for one year. Organizers are confident they can raise the money needed to develop [...]
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