Mazur farewell celebration packed with officers, family

A FAMILY PROFESSION—The man who started it all is  Henry Roesler Jr., (second from right) former mayor of the City of Montague, chief of police there for 16 years and boasting 37 years on the force. He was the inspiration behind his nephew, Scott Mazur, to become a law enforcement officer. Of five boys, Roesler said, four went into police work in addition to three nephews who chose the career. Mazur (center) is pictured here with Dave Roesler, Henry Roesler Jr., Sgt. Doug Roesler and Kent County Sheriff Dean Roesler.

by BETH ALTENA A bittersweet goodbye celebration ended the career of long-time Rockford Officer Lt. Scott Mazur Friday, April 29 at Rockford City Hall. It would apparently have been a good time to commit a crime, as it seemed every law enforcement officer in the county was present, from Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent […]

LifeForce Yoga to manage your mood

Growing numbers of us suffer from depression and search for a way to deal with it. Veteran yoga teacher, Amy Weintraub, author of the book “Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga” (Broadway Books, 2004), will lead a workshop on Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, May 20-22 at Expressions of Grace […]

Seven Mile/Northland complex unanimously approved

Michael Berg of Dykema Excavators points out phases of an approved development on Seven Mile and Northland Drive. He spoke before the Plainfield Township Board Monday, May 2, prior to the board’s unanimous vote.

Advantage Health to be first tenant in medical development by BETH ALTENA There was little fanfare as the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved changing the zoning on acreage on the northeast corner of Seven Mile and Northland Drive from Rural Residential to Planned Unit Development (PUD) with a proposed medical complex of six […]

MacGregor votes for school budget proposal, fights for smaller cut to K-12

State Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, recently made the following statement after voting in favor of House Bill 4325, the budget proposal for school aid, community colleges and higher education: “I ran for office to do the job of getting our state back on track—rightsizing our state government. We have significant spending issues and there were […]

Garden club holds perennial plant sale, auction

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The Rockford Garden Club’s major fundraising event of the year is a great time to stock up on quality plants. Garden club members sell their homegrown assortment of “garden goods” including perennials, native plants, ground covers, quality small bushes/shrubs, annuals, herbs, bulbs, and vines. Members will be on hand—many are master gardeners—to answer questions and […]