November 25 2009

Season of festivities underway in Rockford

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Rockford’s mayor and mayor pro-tem and State Representative Tom Pearce all spoke before a crowd of hundreds Wednesday, November 18, kicking off the holiday season with the fourth annual lighting ceremony in downtown Rockford. Enjoy carriage rides Thursdays and Fridays December 10 and 11 and 17 and 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.Rockford’s mayor and mayor pro-tem and State [...]

Schools ban field trips until township sets sex offender policy

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Jeff Hawkins is arraigned in Rockford’s 63rd District Court on Tuesday, November 10. The 40-year-old employee of Plainfield Township has since been fired. The arraignment was the last before the county closed the court for consolidation at a new courthouse on the East Beltline. Rockford Superintendent angry over proximity of offender, school by BETH ALTENA Rockford [...]

Four-senior play wins state championship

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SENIORS END HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO CAREER WITH WINNING PLAY—Senior captains Derik Bothma, Connor Thelen, Kyle Peterson and Tyler Manikowski lift the state championship trophy. Photo by GORDON PETERSON Let’s start at the end. State championship game—end of third period—and Rockford water polo senior captain Tyler Manikowski has been struggling. At the side of the [...]

Alcohol suspected in head-on that killed teacher

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Rockford Michigan State Police Post Commander Chris McIntire said alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that killed a 30-year-old first grade teacher on his way to work early Monday, November 23. McIntire said the driver who caused the crash was headed the wrong way on the East Beltline and hit the car of Aaron Haynes, of Grand Rapids. Haynes was northbound and the [...]

Grattan Irish Pub offers free Thanksgiving dinner

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Denise Flikkema knows how bad things are for some of her neighbors and customers, and she plans to do something about it. The manager of the Grattan Irish Pub at 11817 Old Belding Rd., Belding, is offering free Thanksgiving meals with purchase of a beverage from noon until the food runs out on Thanksgiving day. Flikkema inherited management of the quaint Irish [...]
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