Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

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This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships […]

Kaleidoscoops helps celebrate Scouting birthdays

Enjoying an ice cream treat are (front, l–r) Girl Scouts Laurel Kurkjian and Chelsea Kurkjian, Cub Scouts Sean McLellan and Noah Kurkjian; (back) Mark Wiersum and Laura Lemming.

Nothing is better than ice cream to help celebrate a birthday, and Kaleidoscoops on West River Drive offered just that to local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. To honor their organizations’ birthdays this year, Scouts received a special birthday certificate for a free kid’s ice cream cone. “This is just one way we can show […]

Cub Scouts say ‘thanks’ to Crestwood School

A good job done! Pictured are (l–r) Jimmy Helm, Evan Coberly, Jake Carlson, Sean McLellan and Ryan Harrell.

The tiger crouched down in the jungle in front of Crestwood Elementary School and watched as the bear and wolf went by. As soon as they passed, he was ready to spring into action. No, wild animals have not escaped the zoo and invaded Rockford. But the Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelo Scouts from Pack […]

Proposed sports fields would bring millions to area

IF WE BUILD IT THEY WILL COME—The proposed West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) Ten Mile Road Athletic Complex. According to the WMSC, the field would host youth and amateur sports teams every weekend of the baseball/softball season and bring millions in revenue to the area.

Millions of dollars would come to the area if a proposed sports complex is built on Ten Mile Road. According to Mike Guswiler, Executive Director of the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC), this area was identified in a study as being ideal for a sports complex. “We really took a look at this and had […]

Cannon Town Square in foreclosure

The proposed Cannon Town Square development on which Ric’s Food Center sits-and not much else-is in the process of foreclosure. Independent Bank will likely become the owner of the property, and is asking Cannon Township to reduce the amount of the bank line of credit against infrastructure requirements. According to Supervisor Pete MacGregor, the development […]