June 9 2011

Rockford beats Kenowa Hills in district baseball opener

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Rams defeat Northview to win district title The Rams celebrate a district championship win. On Saturday, June 4, at Northview High School, Rockford won their first district game 11-2 behind another great pitching performance by senior left-hander, Joe Kropiewnicki. Kropiewnicki did what he has done all year, utilizing pinpoint accuracy and keeping the hitters off balance. [...]

Chamber hosts annual Start of Summer Celebration

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This year’s weather brings new meaning to the acronym “SOS,” the international distress signal used by ships. However, Rockford is planning on using it in two ways. In the past the initials have been used to identify the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s (RCC) Start of Summer Celebration. The double meaning is handy this year, however, as the community calls for [...]

Michigan State Police welcomes new trooper

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by BETH ALTENA Post Commander F/Lt. Chris McIntire is proud to introduce Trooper Matthew J. Demny to the team at the Rockford Michigan State Police Post. Things have changed in funding for the Michigan State Police (MSP) over the years, and this year’s recruit class, at just 35 new troopers, is a far cry from the 100-plus new recruits when Rockford Post Commander F/Lt. [...]

Rockford business changes hands

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‘I’m buying a piece of Rockford’ by BETH ALTENA TODAY—John Shattuck and Dan Williams hand over the keys to the tow trucks formerly owned by River Valley Auto to new owner Todd Pell. In addition to five wreckers and a service truck, Pell also takes with him Ryan Nielson as an employee. Ryan’s father Roy started the business, then Roy’s Towing. When you see the [...]

Relax with a picnic without the work

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Twisted Vine to offer complete picnic basket bundle Laura DeWilde of Twisted Vine shows off a new Bridge Street Baskets picnic now available at her restaurant. What could be more hometown America than an afternoon picnic complete with a tablecloth to throw down on the grass, delicious food, beverage and dessert? Now Rockford shoppers can take a break from finding great [...]
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