Voters choose candidates during primary elections Tuesday, August 7

Peter MacGregor

Many local elections will be decided during the primary elections held on Tuesday, August 7 in the cases where candidates are of the same political party. The following are those who filed to run at the time The Rockford Squire began sending out notices asking for information on each of the candidates. Additional information may […]

Plainfield Township latest to pass Sewer Authority agreement

Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment Plant, speaks before the Plainfield Township Board on Monday, July 16, prior to the board vote that approved a cost-sharing agreement for the collection system for wastewater in the township.

Only clerk votes no on cost-sharing plan by BETH ALTENA Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment plant, estimates that Plainfield Township’s portion of the cost of maintaining sewer structure with plant staff will be roughly $450,000 annually. He compared his estimate to the township’s cost when Kent County Department of Public Works held […]

Clerk upset over clerk pay decision: ‘I’m not going to go down in flames’

Plainfield Township Clerk Scott Harvey voices his concerns over the changes in the clerk position pay. To the left is Supervisor George Meek and newly appointed treasurer and former trustee Jack Hagedorn.

Plainfield board sets compensation at $32,000 by BETH ALTENA Despite much protest by the Plainfield Township Clerk Scott Harvey, the board set compensation for the position of clerk statutory duties (those required of the position by law) at $32,000 effective after the election in November. The lengthy discussion and explanation before the nine residents who […]

For veterans: the story of a local tribute

BEFORE AND AFTER—Pine trees on an acre of land at the intersection of Jupiter and Belmont roads were destroyed by straight line winds. Plainfield Township Trustee Charles Weldon helped transform the jumbled mess into a beautiful memorial park for veterans.

The creation of the Veterans Memorial Park began when the S&J Development Group donated an acre of land at the corner of Jupiter Avenue and Belmont NE. At first when the land was donated, the township decided to leave it in its natural state. Nature had a different plan when straight winds in the spring […]

Gift of recognition puts brick buyers in good company

Historians, RACE board members, friends and family joined in recognition of the area’s historically important people in spring of 2011. This year’s inductees were the late Paul Robe and Homer Burch.

Consider Recognition Plaza tribute for holiday giving  by BETH ALTENA Indisputably, the shops and service providers in downtown Rockford are among the best local sources when shopping for the perfect holiday gift. Shoppers can arrange that family photo that really needs to be taken while the kids are still young, pick out new carpeting before […]