Mitch Harvatin

Sam’s Joint condos ready for sale after three years of construction

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

by MITCH HARVATIN Student reporter It took more time than originally thought but Sam Bravata, owner of Sam’s Joint restaurant in downtown Rockford, will be giving the okay to put the condos, located above the restaurant, on the market. The new condos should be ready for sale by the end of this week. According to Bravata, whoever buys the “deluxe condo” for $189,000 [...]

Children receive free ID in Rockford

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

Lilliana Crowley, 7, of Rockford having her teeth imprinted and is swabbed for her DNA records. by MITCH HARVATIN The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD), Rockford Police/Ambulance, Cannon Township Fire Department and Greater Grand Rapids Safe Kids along with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital participated in the Free Child ID program held at Rockford Christian [...]

Road rage causes rollover on 131

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

by MITCH HARVATIN Road rage contributed to a rollover accident on U.S.-131 south of 12 Mile Road on Friday, July 31 around 2:17 p.m., according to a Michigan State Police report. “They threw two McDonald cups at me,” said Bruce Huntley of Grandville, driver of the vehicle that rolled. Huntley said “I couldn’t see, and that’s when I hit them.” He said that one [...]

RHS sophomore writes for Squire

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Mitch Harvatin, who will be going into the 10th grade at Rockford High School, is the newest intern reporter for The Rockford Squire, answering the phones and taking some notes on a news tip. Hello, my name is Mitch Harvatin, the newest intern reporter for The Rockford Squire. I will be a sophomore at Rockford High School this fall. I have lived in Rockford for nearly [...]

Patrol extended in Cannon Twp. through Sept. 7

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

by MITCH HARVATIN The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD) and Cannon Township have teamed up to fight crime overnight. Cannon Township has hired the KCSD to patrol extra hours after township officials saw a growth in crime productivity, especially in the Lake Bella Vista area. “We see a spike in calls during the summer time, and they will drop in September,” [...]