Kent County

New Facility for Kent County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit

November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 St./East of Rockford HS) on Thursday, [...]

Public invited to nature event at Pickerel Lake Park

September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 equate with a [...]

Zoo Society announces campaign for tigers, bears, more

July 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

This is similar to the type of car that will be used in John Ball Zoo’s system. Cars for John Ball Zoo are not yet designed and no conceptual drawings are available at this time. The John Ball Zoological Society recently announced they will be bringing tigers back to Grand Rapids with the help of a generous community. The fund drive is Phase II of the Zoo Society’s [...]

Disaster training brings emergency to life

July 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

First responders drill for worst-case scenario by BETH ALTENA No one ever hopes to use the skills they develop under federal guidelines by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), but if the worst happens, they will be ready. Area first responders—police, fire, paramedics and more—fight explosions, toxic disasters, potentially fatal injuries and other potential [...]

McKay to head state organization

January 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford treasurer voted to position by peers  by BETH ALTENA  When Kim McKay hired on with the City of Rockford 14 years ago this past December, she was deputy treasurer. Today she is a woman wearing many professional hats with the local government and has been voted the next president of the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association (MMTA). Kim McKay The nonprofit [...]
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