September 15 2011

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  State Rep. Peter MacGregor poses in the Capitol Rotunda with Cannon Township Fire Chief Jim Morris before the House’s first September 11 memorial ceremony. 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, [...]

Speaking of Bridge Walks, Governors, and statues

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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. 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 [...]

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 lights. The difference, about [...]

Bond refunding will save township $55,000

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by BETH ALTENA 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. 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 [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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Going Postal Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” 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 [...]
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