May 3 2012

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

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Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality answer questions posed by the public on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting was held to update the community on the progress of testing underway at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery [...]

Community college bond up for vote Tuesday, May 8

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by BETH ALTENA Lisa Freiberger, vice president of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), stands with her informational packet in Rockford City Hall. Freiberger presented information about a much-needed bond millage to be voted on Tuesday, May 8. All of Kent County residents may vote on this issue, which will provide GRCC with money to renovate two dated buildings, allow [...]

Courtland Township home destroyed in afternoon blaze

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Fire chief believes garage refrigerator source by BETH ALTENA photo by MICHILLE PREMER A fire that may have started with a garage refrigerator destroyed a home and killed the family dog, according to Courtland Township Fire Chief Mickey Davis. A 911 call at 4:32 p.m. Friday, April 27 brought firefighters to a home at 9110 Whitall Avenue. “The garage was pretty much [...]

Spring taste of Ric’s Saturday, May 5

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‘We almost have too many vendors who want to be involved’ by BETH ALTENA The Taste of Ric’s events are fun, family days where kids and parents can enjoy all types of samples from Ric’s vendors. Expect over 50 vendors offering free delicious samples this Saturday at the Spring Taste of Ric’s at Ric’s Food Center, 6969 Belding Road from noon to 4 [...]

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

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Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Too many? Although Western societies and China have cut back the average number of children per couple, other parts of the world overflow with babies. The growth of world population is astounding. In 10,000 B.C. there were about one million of us. By 1900 we were up to one-and-a-half billion. Then, [...]
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