MSP Rockford troopers receive bravery award

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At a special ceremony held in Lansing on September 13, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented Sgt. Christopher Bush, D/Sgt. Joseph Young, Tprs. Willie Buie, David Cardenas and Mitchell Dyer with the MSP Bravery Award for their diligence and perseverance under uncommon circumstances and for going beyond what is typically expected […]

Pinstripes and Polka Dots reopens in Rockford

Tracy McKay, owner of Pinstripes and Polka Dots, is back for round two with her children’s clothing and furnishing consignment store. The shop is now located at 120 Courtland, across from Cinco de Mayo. McKay is pictured in front of a hand-made display rack which is an actual birch tree.

By Beth Altena “I’m excited to be back,” said Tracy McKay, the former and now again current owner of Pinstripes and Polka Dots. McKay was a fixture in Rockford with her cheerfully-named shop which was open for business in another location in downtown Rockford from 2004 to 2008. She is now re-opened in the space […]

Cannon Township firefighters flip flapjacks for charity

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The Cannon Township Fire Department will host a free pancake breakfast on October 6, from 8 to 10 a.m. The breakfast will be at Cannon Township Fire Station 2, at 6878 Belding Road NE. Breakfast will be served by firefighters and will include pancakes, sausages, eggs, orange juice and coffee. Although the breakfast is free, […]

Squire advertiser proud of village remodel

Christian from Kindel and Co. and Ark’s Electric in Howard City. Background: the semi-newly developed downtown area of the Village of Howard City.

Hate standing in line?

Pictured is Valley View Elementary student Allison Bedford, 9, holding an application for an absentee ballot.  Allison tells us, “My mom thinks everyone should vote absentee!”  The civic minded Allison is the daughter of Rockford City Clerk, Chris Bedford.

Consider voting absentee in the November election by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL “We, the people” (the electorate) of the United States are so polarized by partisan politics and rhetoric that voter turnout in the General November 2012 Presidential election is expected to be huge. In Rockford, both sides of a full ballot will decide elective […]