WORDS on WEATHER & CLIMATE

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A Weather CSI Team by CRAIG JAMES Yes, there is now a CSI team that has been formed within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). They do not investigate crime scenes; they investigate what they call climate scenes. The team is comprised of 26 employees from NOAA for the purpose of determining whether extreme […]

Examples is a highlight of the school year’

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Examples in Excellence tenth year of students recognized Dr. Michael Shibler was the first of many speakers during the tenth annual Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference ceremony Monday, February 28 at the district administration building. Shibler called Examples a highlight of the school year. The program is a joint effort by the […]

Michigan State Police closing Rockford dispatch

This dispatch center will be closed within the next month, and by April 16 the space will be reevaluated for best use. The dispatch center has been in the Rockford MSP post in Rockford for decades.

Space to be reevaluated by BETH ALTENA By April 16 the nine jobs currently held by operators of the Michigan State Police (MSP) dispatch center in the Rockford MSP Post #61 at 345 Northland Drive will be gone. The cuts are part of Governor Snyder’s new budget and will save the state a million dollars […]

Historical Society may have lost bid to move museum

Terry Konkle, president of the Rockford Area Historical Society, and Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec talk about hopes the society members had for relocating the museum to the former court building located by City Hall. City Council recently turned down a proposal by the society, citing fears the group is financially unable to handle the project. Between them Bob Winegar listens.

Two proposals for former court building rejected by BETH ALTENA The Rockford Area Historical Society hired a consultant and had huge plans to relocated their museum, now housed in a 100-plus-year-old building with no running water or fire protection, into the unused portion of the former 63rd District Court building, located across the parking lot […]

The Squire visits India

Jan Mackie stands in front of the amazing Amber Fort in Jaipur, India. The issue of The Rockford Squire that Jan is holding has her granddaughter Laura Mackie pictured on the front page. Jan says people ride elephants up to the top of the fort.

Jan Mackie stands in front of the amazing Amber Fort in Jaipur, India. The issue of The Rockford Squire that Jan is holding has her granddaughter Laura Mackie pictured on the front page. Jan says people ride elephants up to the top of the fort.