National Night Out Tuesday, August 2

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Celebrate an evening of fun and friendship with local law enforcement officers during National Night Out in Rockford, the seventh annual event for the town. Families are invited to come on down to downtown in this event which was designed nationally as a way for neighborhoods to “take back the night” from crime and criminals. […]

Kids invited to run, bike, swim with law enforcement

Local law enforcement invite kids to the seventh annual triathlon.

Michigan State Police trooper Kevin Sweeny invites area youth to get a jump on summer fun and enjoy a day of activity and refreshments with officers of the Michigan State Police, Rockford Police Department and the Kent County Sheriff. The seventh annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon will take place at Rockford High School on Saturday, […]

Rockford partners with national group for Healing Fields 9/11 tribute

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Flag sponsorship underway by BETH ALTENA “We all have a 9/11 story,” said Sue Bodenner, one of the organizers of the West Michigan Healing Fields, which will remember and honor those lost 10 years ago in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Bodenner, along with chiefs of local fire departments, members of the Kent County […]

New program offers crime news online

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD) has partnered with CrimeReports to provide the public with online crime mapping. By connecting to www.CrimeReports.com, the public can see a daily updated crime map showing when and where the sheriff’s department has responded to calls for service. Primarily, township residents will be able to view a crime map […]

Kids invited to join local officers in evening of fun, food

by ELDON KORSON  On Friday, Feb. 4, the Rockford, Cedar Springs and Sparta police departments and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department will be holding a youth lock-in at the MVP Athletic Club located at 515 East Division Street in Rockford. For $6 paid at the door, middle school kids in grades six through eight will […]