MacGregor joins House colleagues in ceremony to honor first responders, victims of 9/11 attacks

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Lawmaker attends with local first responder as guest  The Michigan House of Representatives hosted a ceremony on September 8, honoring first responders and Michigan natives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. State Rep. Peter MacGregor attended the event with Cannon Township Fire Chief Jim Morris. “It was a privilege to have Chief […]

Speaking of Bridge Walks, Governors, and statues

Sparta resident Robert Shangle took a break  to read The Rockford Squire while appearing as LiveStatue during a 3-day exclusive Labor Day weekend sidewalk engagement at Mackinaw Crossings Mall in Mackinaw City, MI.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For the ninth year in a row your locally owned and original hometown newspaper, The Rockford Squire, was present Labor Day morning to participate in the 54th annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk. Wanting to be in the first wave of walkers on Labor Day morning, we awoke at 4 […]

Plainfield Township to increase lighting assessment across the board

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Move is to match real costs ‘It really is minimal,’ says assistant manager by BETH ALTENA Because Consumers Energy rates now rise so regularly and by larger amounts than in years past, Plainfield Township has been unable to match residential payment for street lighting to the residential districts who should be paying for their own […]

Bond refunding will save township $55,000

Township Manager Robert Homan talks to the Plainfield Board of Trustees regarding refunding (refinancing) water bonds. The board held a special meeting to discuss the plan along with other agenda items.

by BETH ALTENA Low interest rates are a pain to investors but a chance to save badly needed money for those borrowing. Plainfield Township voted Monday, August 29 at a special meeting, to refund (refinance) 2001 water bonds at a lower interest rate, which will save the township $55,000 over the remaining three years of […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Going Postal I love the Post Office. Too bad e-mail is ruining its business. Now it may have to lay off 120,000 postal workers and close down maybe 3,700 post offices to save money. There’s something about the existence of a post office, always flying its American flag, that adds a sense of community to […]