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The Hut coming to Rockford

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

The “bread store” (Butternut Bread discount outlet) in the front of the Rockford Meijer is down and a strip mall is on its way. According to Rockford City Manager Michael Young, the Ten Mile Corridor planning committee has no objections to the retail shops that will occupy the mall. “It was already zoned commercial because of the bread store,” [...]

Firefighters take on propane blazes

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

GETTING CLOSE IS REQUIRED—Firefighters were advised not to put out a burning propane fire unless they can turn off the source of the fuel. Here they prepare to hand close the valve on a home unit. The public is safer from the threat of a propane disaster, thanks to training offered by the Michigan Propane Gas Association (MPGA). Cannon, Courtland and Oakfield Township [...]

Sports complex proposed for former landfill property

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Dan Harland from our news partners at Even with first class sporting venues like Van Andel Arena and Fifth Third Ballpark, the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) thinks there is something missing on the area’s sports scene. The WMSC hired an independent party that found West Michigan is the only community of its size without a tournament ready [...]

Casnovia woman dies in weekend crash

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jane Carlson, 63, of Casnovia, died at this crash at M-37 and Sparta Avenue after her vehicle rolled several times. Pictured are rescue workers on the scene and Aeromed approaching. Alpine Avenue was closed Saturday, June 13, while rescue workers responded to a fatal accident at M-37 and Sparta Avenue. Jane Carlson, 63, Carl Carson, 64, and a 12-year-old child, all of [...]

Highest praise for longest-serving City Manager

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michael Young This year marks 14 years that Michael F. Young has presided as City Manager for the City of Rockford. He is officially the longest serving City Manager of our City. The Rockford City Council recently evaluated Young on ten (10) criteria based on a five (5) point scale. The combined average ranking as determined by the evaluation instrument was a 4.45. This [...]
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