The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosies opens

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The Original Rosie’s Diner located on 14 Mile Rd. (M57) in Rockford is getting a new neighbor. The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosie’s Diner is having its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. What began life as Uncle Bob’s Diner in Flint, Mich., is the original 1947-built Jerry O’Mahony dining car. The diner car […]

Cedar Springs woman dies in Cannonsburg crash

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On September 8, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Kent County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to a car crash on Cannonsburg Road in Plainfield Township. A 16-year-old Rockford man was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango West on Cannonsburg Road near Chauncey Ave when he collided, head-on, with a 2007 Buick Lucerne driven by 56 year old […]

Rockford blood donors continue to save lives

Michigan Blood recently announced the results for September’s blood drive at the Rockford Community Cabin, including milestone donations by Rockford-area donors. At the monthly event, 68 people signed in and 54 units of blood were donated. This generous donation of blood means that 162 lives were saved. Among donors was one first-time donor. Rockford-area donors who reached milestone […]

Obituaries — September 16, 2010

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Shripka  Mr. James Shripka, age 82, of Rockford passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2010. He was born in Zilwaukee, Mich., and served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the Destroyer USS Cone. Jim spent most of his working years in the bus business and was known throughout the country for his knowledge of […]

News Bits — September 16, 2010

Hydrant flushing to begin soon The City of Rockford will be conducting the annual fall hydrant flushing and maintenance program beginning September 20, 2010. This process will be completed by October 1, 2010. During this time you may notice an occasional decrease in water pressure and possibly some slight cloudiness in the water. Most residents will […]