New warning siren paid for by fire millage

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Residents who voted to approve a fire millage in Courtland Township already have a tangible benefit from the monies after installation of a fifth warning siren near Braeside Golf Course on Ten Mile Road. Fire Chief Mickey Davis explained, “We now have five emergency warning sirens in Courtland Township. This is what some of our […]

Johnson Controls employees help protect Rum Creek

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Johnson Controls employees and their families helped to plant 180 feet of native plants along Rum Creek on Saturday, August 25. This effort was part of Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative program, which began in the watershed in 2010. The project site, owned by City of Rockford resident Jack McClennen, was transformed from […]

Upside down is not a bad thing anymore

Save money if your mortgage is upside down Did you know the government has a way to help homeowners who are currently upside in their mortgages? Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP-2) is a federal program of the United States, set up by the Federal Housing Finance Agency in March 2009 to help underwater and near-underwater […]

Young Angler happy with Rogue River catch

Thomas Newman, 6, pulls in a small mouth bass from the Rogue River while fishing above the Rockford dam on a recent summer evening. Thomas, a first-grade student at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic School in Rockford, was at the dam with his mother, Chrystal Newman, prior to the start of school. The Rockford boy was using an artificial minnow lure. It was his first fish of the evening.

Belmont pizza joint feeds the hungry

Restaurateur Tony Griffin, owner of B.C. Pizza Belmont, isn’t timid about telling people how great his food is. “Our gourmet pizza selection is untouchable,” he said, “…Greek-Mediterranean pizza, Southwest Portabella and Steak, and the fan favorite Chicken Parmazeti, just to name a few. People rave about our crust. It’s a little on the sweeter side, […]