‘Balls of fire’ over Rockford a mystery

A Rockford resident who prefered to identify herself only as Kelly called The Squire on Thursday, September 15, to ask if anyone else had reported mysterious balls of fire that she, her teenage son and another resident witnessed the evening before. Kelly said she was on Fremont Street near Ten Mile Road when she noticed […]

Chicken dinner, urban camping, first weekend of Harvest Festival

Harvestscarecrow

Hayrides, scarecrow, art kids events all three weekends “If the Colonel [Sanders] had our recipe he’d have been a General,” said Rotarian Rick Ehinger of the annual Rockford Rotary chicken BBQ dinner sale to be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The sale takes place at the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of Courtland and […]

Board, MDOT harassment investigations find nothing

‘It is difficult to validate their accusations’ —Supervisor Meek Two different investigations of claims of threats and harassment are concluded in Plainfield Township. An MDOT investigation regarding the Kent County Road Commission’s (KCRC) actions in securing agreements to grade Belmont Road property frontage found there were no threats to residents in order to receive permission […]

Police department participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Rockford Police Department, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement partners, will participate in a one-day event intended to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. On Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a collection site will be set up in the lobby of City Hall […]

Rockford Rotary exchange student attends conference in Petoskey

Julius Loebbecke is this school year's Rotary exchange student from Germany. If you see him welcome him to Rockford.

Club is looking for outbound exchange student This past weekend the Rotary District 6290, which Rockford is part of, sponsored a conference for all inbound exchange students for orientation, learning, and a chance to get to know each other.  The event was held on beautiful Walloon Lake at Camp Daggett, Petoskey, Mich.                  Rockford’s inbound exchange […]