News Bits – August 27, 2009

North Kent Service Center to retain summer hours The North Kent Service Center (NKSC) is keeping the summer hours of Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as new service hours for their clients and the community. NKSC has found that these hours have been beneficial for everyone during the summer months. With the longer […]

Reds celebrates third anniversary with big thank-you to West Michigan

When it comes to clichés, food is often a common subject matter. “The proof is in the pudding… the cream rises to the top… fine as wine… taken with a grain of salt… that’s icing on the cake…” Fortunately for West Michigan, and specifically Rockford residents, many of these sayings ring particularly true with respect […]

Main Street- by Roger Allen publisher – July 9, 2009

rhs-class-61

25 Years Ago… It was a trip down memory lane. The class of ’84 opened their time capsule a few days ago. Inside, among other memories, were 10 issues of The Rockford Squire. They dated from the first weeks of publication under that name after I bought the original local paper, the Rockford Register. The […]

Cub Scouts say ‘thanks’ to Crestwood School

A good job done! Pictured are (l–r) Jimmy Helm, Evan Coberly, Jake Carlson, Sean McLellan and Ryan Harrell.

The tiger crouched down in the jungle in front of Crestwood Elementary School and watched as the bear and wolf went by. As soon as they passed, he was ready to spring into action. No, wild animals have not escaped the zoo and invaded Rockford. But the Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelo Scouts from Pack […]

Firefighters take on propane blazes

GETTING CLOSE IS REQUIRED—Firefighters were advised not to put out a burning propane fire unless they can turn off the source of the fuel. Here they prepare to hand close the valve on a home unit.

The public is safer from the threat of a propane disaster, thanks to training offered by the Michigan Propane Gas Association (MPGA). Cannon, Courtland and Oakfield Township firefighters practiced defeating propane fires on Monday, June 15. “This may be the only propane training any of them ever receive,” said Derek Dalling, spokesperson for the MPGA. […]