State recognition just latest in long line of policing progress

A shining moment for Rockford—Rockford police and city officials on hand during the awards ceremony at the annual convention of the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan, held October 10 through 15 in Traverse City, Michigan. The entire Rockford Police Department was recognized as top in the state for the department’s community policing programs. Pictured is officer Jason Bradley, City Manager Michael Young, Officer Dave Robinson, Chief Dave Jones, officers Aaron Sawyer, Ian Graham, Mike Miller and Scott Mazur.

Solving parks/property destruction the result of problem-solving efforts “It was Rockford’s shining night,” Police Chief Dave Jones described the evening ceremonies on Tuesday, October 10, when the entire Rockford Police Department earned the distinction of being the Outstanding Unit of all the members of the Crime Prevention Association of Michgan.   Jones made the bold […]

Nonprofits invited to throw in proposal for former court building

The City of Rockford will take proposals for a public use for the former 63rd District Court building, which is located across the parking lot from City Hall in downtown Rockford. “The county would like to have some sort of public use,” said City Manager Michael Young. “If it’s used for commercial, they want to […]

Does pyrrharctia Isabella predict a harsh winter?

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The scientific name might not ring a bell, but the common woolly caterpillar—or woolly bear or fuzzy caterpillar—is one of the most commonly seen caterpillars and is famous as a predictor of winter weather. In the fall the woolly bear begins its quest for a dark, hidden place—under rocks, logs or other protected spots to […]

Beurman graduates from Marine Corps recruit training

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The family of Louie Johnson invites you to join them in celebrating his 80th birthday. An open house will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rockford Ambulance Community Center, 8450 Shaner Ave., Rockford.

Johnson celebrates 80th birthday

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The family of Louie Johnson invites you to join them in celebrating his 80th birthday. An open house will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rockford Ambulance Community Center, 8450 Shaner Ave., Rockford.