Why Do Away With the Tannery?

Dear Editor, They call it restructuring. It’s more like company greed. The tannery is making money, just not enough. How much is enough? Why does everyone have to leave the U.S.A. and outsource production to Asia? Sad, isn’t it. The meeting at the city council chambers on March 12 had some good ideas. Save the […]

Take up City’s Offer to Hear Opinion on N. Main Development

Dear Editor: Wolverine World Wide has announced the proposed closing of its tannery. Would you like to hear others’ ideas? Would you like to express your ideas? Are you interested in the future of Rockford and the potential redevelopment of the North Main Corridor from Courtland to the Shoe Depot? Our City government wants to […]

A Michigan Mistake: Handing over Wetlands to Fed Authority

Conservationists oppose move Representative Tom Pearce in his February District 73 message said “I support and will work to transfer the state-run wetlands program, currently under the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, to the Environmental Protection Agency, making Michigan consistent with 48 other states;” As a member of the Izaak Walton Conservation Chapter, we cannot […]

Pearce Speaks in Defense of Wetlands Change

Tom Pearce returned the Squire’s call to ask for his opinion on this topic. He said it is important to note that the governor is promoting this bill as a cost savings for the state. “Although is would only save the state a couple of million dollars, that’s still a couple million dollars,” Pearce said. […]

Find New Use For – Not Demolish – Old Buildings

We moved here in February of 2008 to start a life together and when we moved here I thought, “What a great place to settle down and raise a family.” I have been in downtown Rockford several times and love seeing the dam. I just have one question: Why change a wonderful town not falling […]