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East GR man arrested for business burglaries

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sergeant Mike Miller Die Sand Manufacturing, located at 500 Wolverine in Rockford, was broken into during the early morning hours of June 14, 2012. Scrap metals stored in the building were taken by the burglar and later recovered from Enterprise Metal and Iron Company, located in Grand Rapids. Officer Derek Haan and Sergeant Mike Miller began checking with local scrap [...]

Rockford Freshman Center to hold Meijer State Games archery competition

June 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Local cyclist, shooter a featured athlete Last year the Meijer State Games of Michigan Opening Ceremonies took place at 5/3 Ballpark. Estimated income in visitor spending to local economics is $15 million. Over 5,000 athletes are expected to participate in Michigan’s third Olympic-style State Games, which will take place throughout West Michigan through June 22, [...]

Rockford, are you ready for another contest?

June 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

The RAM needs your votes by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The future home of the Rockford Area Museum. Your votes can make it even better than envisioned. On the wings of last summer’s improbable win in the nationwide America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest, the Rockford community is being asked by the Rockford Historical Society to rally around their entry in the [...]

‘Very special couple’ inducted into Recognition Plaza

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Individuals made Rockford what it is today by BETH ALTENA Rockford City Manager Michael Young (left) and Rockford Area Historical Society President Terry Konkle (right) listen while R.A.C.E. honoree Zell Gill speaks. “Service is the rent we pay for out little spot on this Earth.” This attitude was exemplified in the life led by the late Lynn Gill, who along [...]

Young has full city council support after excellent review

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rockford City Manager Michael Young Michael Young, Rockford’s city manager for 17 years, had his employment contract extended one year after his recent annual city council evaluation. Young’s contract is a three-year agreement. He asked for and was given a two percent salary increase. Once again this year, the increase is in line with the City of Rockford employee [...]
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