Wolverine presents responsible approach to tannery site redevelopment

Much of the 15 acres of the Wolverine waterfront complex will be undeveloped green space for the foreseeable future future according to the most recent plans.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL At the May City of Rockford Planning Commission meeting, Wolverine World Wide (WWW) offered up a conceptual proposal and rendition of the company’s plans for redevelopment of the tannery facility. The following in verbatim is the verbiage of that spring 2010 update. “Following Wolverine World Wide’s 2009 decision to close […]

Deputy McCutcheon named president of WMCPA of Michigan

The West Michigan Crime Prevention Association of Michigan (WMCPA) voted Deputy Tom McCutcheon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office to a one-year term as their president for 2010. Deputy McCutcheon, a 19-year police veteran, is a D.A.R.E. officer for the Kent County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy McCutcheon has a passion and commitment for crime prevention and […]

Four-senior play wins state championship

SENIORS END HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO CAREER WITH WINNING PLAY—Senior captains Derik Bothma, Connor Thelen, Kyle Peterson and Tyler Manikowski lift the state championship trophy.	 Photo by GORDON PETERSON

SENIORS END HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO CAREER WITH WINNING PLAY—Senior captains Derik Bothma, Connor Thelen, Kyle Peterson and Tyler Manikowski lift the state championship trophy. Photo by GORDON PETERSON Let’s start at the end. State championship game—end of third period—and Rockford water polo senior captain Tyler Manikowski has been struggling. At the side of the […]

Restaurateur celebrates 31 years serving Rockford

Terry Prowoznik purchased this historic building in 1980. It used to be a stagecoach inn and boarding house.

Owner believes ‘Jesus has kept us here,’ has plans for the future Terry Prowoznik knows the value of good food served in a unique atmosphere and at a good price. But he doesn’t think that is all there is to the success of the Rockford Vitale’s Pizza, not in their 31st year of business. He […]