Officer Robinson named president of Michigan Crime Prevention Assc.

Rockford Police Officer Dave Robinson

The Crime Prevention Association of Michigan (C.P.A.M.) voted Officer Dave Robinson, of the Rockford Police Department, to a two year term as their president for 2010. Officer Robinson, a sixteen year veteran, who oversees the Rockford Police Department Community Policing Programs, most recently served as Secretary for C.P.A.M. the past two years. The Crime Prevention […]

Fish story has two tales

LIFELIKE ARTISTRY—Floyd Riegling, a Rockford carver, created a replica of the huge small mouth bass caught by Dr. Carl Stites this summer. His carvings allow anglers a life-sized memory of their catch while allowing the fish to go free.

 LIFELIKE ARTISTRY—Floyd Riegling, a Rockford carver, created a replica of the huge small mouth bass caught by Dr. Carl Stites this summer. His carvings allow anglers a life-sized memory of their catch while allowing the fish to go free.                           When you want […]

Family turns tail on rat race for nine months

THE FIRST STEP TO A NEW LIFE—Craig and Danielle Parrent with their children, Morgan, 8, Ryann, 6 and Jaxon, 3 preparing to leave on their journey. “We want to experience life in a new way and show our children first-hand that life is what you make of it,” Danielle said. The couple closed their business, sold their home and hit the road.

  Craig and Danielle Parrent had it all—a beautiful, 4,500 square foot home, their own business that employed 16 and was thriving, and three healthy young children. Yet the couple felt they were missing out. Craig felt he was putting the hours of his life into paying for the home and lifestyle, and spending all […]

Rockford court case argued in Appeals

Above, the about-to-be completed Kent County 63rd District Courthouse located at the southeast corner of the East Beltline and Knapp St. is scheduled to be opened November 9, 2009.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This past Tuesday, October 6, found Rockford officials in Lansing in a Michigan Court of Appeals courtroom. Rockford was there to appeal a Circuit Court decision that allowed the current two courts of the 63rd District to be combined into one courthouse in Grand Rapids Township. Your reporters were witness […]

‘King of Cannonsburg’ seeks successor

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‘I’m keeping the moose’ “If I sold it off in bits and pieces, the synergy goes away. They have to buy it all or nothing,” Don Kurylowicz, long-time business owner in Cannonsburg, has posted his domain for sale. With an asking price of just under $4.5 million, the properties aren’t for just anyone, and Kurylowicz […]