Citizens invited to attend Police Academy

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The Kent County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting the Fall Citizens Police Academy on Thursday, Sept. 20. Attendees will meet every Thursday for 11 consecutive weeks. Class will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This interactive academy will give the citizens of Kent County the opportunity to experience all aspects of their sheriff’s department. Participants […]

NKSA agreement—‘We anticipate great savings’

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Townships consider cost agreements for sewer infrastructure by BETH ALTENA “What you see happening in 2012 is what we anticipated in 1997 and perhaps earlier.” During Plainfield Township’s Monday, July 2 board meeting, Plainfield Township Manager Robert Homan discussed a  proposed agreement for the North Kent Sewer Authority (NKSA) management and staff replace the Kent […]

Local leaders report on state of community

Providing more with less, looking to the future a common thread by BETH ALTENA  Representatives from the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, schools, City of Rockford, Kent County, the State House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate spoke Monday, Dec. 12, at Rockford High School, presenting a variety of opinions about the state of our community. […]

New Facility for Kent County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit

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Rockford to be home to Kent County Sheriff MountedDivision The public is invited to the dedication ceremony and open house of New Mounted Unit facility located in Rockford. The ceremony will be hosted by Kent County Sheriff Larry A. Stelmaat the facility’s location at 4687 Kroes Street NE (NW corner of Wolverine Blvd. and Kroes […]

Public invited to nature event at Pickerel Lake Park

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by REBECCA FINNERAN                       In my book, few things can top a morning stroll around Kent County’s Pickerel Lake-Fred Meijer Nature Preserve. Dewey cattails, the occasional call of an owl, and graceful, white swans slipping through the unbroken mirror of water are things we sometimes […]