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  1. Edna ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Times Observer

    Edna M. Church, 94, a resident of the Rouse Suites, Youngsville PA and formerly of Sugar Grove, PA passed away Friday August 10, 2018 at the John and Orpha Hospice House in Warren. She was born March 26, 1924 in Rockford, MI, to the late Donald and Fannie McIntyre.

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  2. Lawsuit: Wolverine, 3M in high-stakes PFAS fightRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | WOODTV.com

    Attorneys suing over Wolverine Worldwide's PFAS contamination describe a high-stakes game between the Rockford shoemaker and the company that made the chemical. The original lawsuits filed by homeowners in northern Kent County named only Wolverine as a defendant, but amended complaints filed Monday now include 3M.

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  3. 3M once tested Wolverine tannery for PFAS exposureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | MLive.com

    Minnesota manufacturing giant 3M tested wastewater samples and sent specialists to analyze fluorochemical exposure at the former Wolverine World Wide tannery in Rockford, according to new filings by Michigan residents suing over drinking water polluted by chemical dumping in Kent County . In August 1999, an "industrial hygienist" visited the former leather tannery amid growing concerns related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in 3M Scotchgard that Wolverine workers used in mass quantity at the shoe leather complex.

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  4. Three Tar Heel Freshmen Named To U.S. U19 Training TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | University of North Carolina

    ... Elizabeth Hillman (Fallston, Md.), goalie Kimber Hower (Sandy, Utah) and midfielder/defender Brooklyn Neumen (Rockford, Mich.) were among the 36 players selected to the training team for the 2019 U.S. Women's U19 National Team. The players were ...

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  5. Two National Champions crowned from NorthStar GymnasticsRead the original story

    Monday Aug 6 | Rockford Squire

    Eighteen athletes from Northstar Gymnastics in Rockford competed in the Xcel Championships Invitational competition June 29 - July 1, 2018. Gymnasts from all over the country competed in the competition held in Sevierville, Tennessee.

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  6. Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates for 8/2/18Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | Rockford Squire

    As some readers know the Rockford Area Historical Society publishes a quarterly newsletter called "Power House Post". For years it has been subtitled "Electrifying News from the RAHS".

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  7. RockfordRockford superintendent lauds Michigan Supreme Court ruling on schools' right to ban gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | MLive.com

    Michigan's Supreme Court recently ruled that public school districts can legally ban guns on school property, and at least one area superintendent is calling the decision a victory both for student safety and for local control. Dr. Michael Shibler, longtime superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, says he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but, as with any freedom guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, there ought to be restrictions that come with those protected rights.

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  8. RockfordThree candidates vie for position of Courtland Township supervisorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | MLive.com

    ... winner of the primary will be unopposed on the November ballot. Incumbent Mike Krygier , 61, of 7120 Russet Trail, Rockford, is running to retain his seat as supervisor. Over the past 12 years he has held a variety of roles in Courtland Township ...

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  9. NewsCome all ye Celtics and Celtics at heart to the Sparta Celtic FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | MLive.com

    ... Music Session." This portion of the festival is also supported by the originators of the Celtic Festival, Arts Rockford. Also awaiting festival goers will be Highland bagpipers, a living Celtic statue, gifts, food booths, craft beers and craft ...

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  10. PFAS found in Parchment water system, residents told to stop using the waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | MLive.com

    ... of a "false positive" but those results will not come back until Monday. In Kent County, a significant area near Rockford has levels of PFAS in groundwater linked to tannery dumping operations with Wolverine World Wide. The Kalamazoo County Health ...

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  11. PFAS crisis provides opportunity for private testing labsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 23 | Stars and Stripes

    ... Affected communities span both peninsulas: from Oscoda where PFAS-laden foam is washing up on public beaches to Rockford where PFAS has been found in the drinking water from homes near where Wolverine World Wide dumped PFAS-riddled tannery waste. ...

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  12. NewsPFAS crisis provides opportunity for private testing labsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 23 | MLive.com

    ... Affected communities span both peninsulas : from Oscoda where PFAS-laden foam is washing up on public beaches to Rockford where PFAS has been found in the drinking water from homes near where Wolverine World Wide dumped PFAS-riddled tannery waste. ...

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  13. Mercury concerns prompt fish advisories in two Kent County lakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | MLive.com

    The advisories cover Bostwick and Myers lakes, east of Rockford.

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  14. NewsMercury concerns prompt fish advisories in two Kent County lakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | MLive.com

    ... to a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services press release . Both lakes are about 4 to 5 miles east of Rockford. Neither lake had previous fish advisory warnings. No warning was issued for Little Myers Lake, which is adjacent to Myers Lake. ...

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  15. Q&A with Rising Calvin College Coach Chris SullivanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer

    Raised in Rockford, Michigan, Sullivan aided the Rockford High School team to their first State Championship titles in 2000 and 2001. Sullivan then attended Oakland University, where he once again proved to be a stand-out swimmer.

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  16. Report: MDEQ knew of PFAa s contamination in Kent County water years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... to a report by MLive , the department was warned back in 2012 about high levels of PFA's in communities like Rockford but never addressed the issue. "The fact that this report was suppressed for six years is appalling and inexcusable and at this ...

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  17. Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates for 7/12/18Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | Rockford Squire

    The annual "Golden R" meeting took place at Rockford Senior High School on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The social time and punch bowl started at 10:30 A.M. with the luncheon following at 12:00.

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  18. Let the Earth SproutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Living Church

    ... Hotel. Among them was the Rev. Nurya Love Parish, a Michigan priest and executive director of Plainsong Farm of Rockford, Michigan. "After I made that, young adults started showing up in my email inbox," Parish said. "They started saying, What is ...

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  19. More water woes in Michigan: High levels of lead found in drinking water wells near dump siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | NewsTarget.com

    ... wells in the Plainfield and Algoma townships. Wolverine World Wide used to make waterproof shoes at its former Rockford tannery. However, the sludge after-product of their processes was allegedly dumped into the Rogue River which contaminated the ...

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  20. Resident proposes Sustainability Commission at June Council MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Rockford Squire

    Don't propose an idea unless you are prepared to chair it. That may have been the take-home for Mindy Minor, Rockford resident, who proposed a Sustainability Commission to Rockford City Council during the regular meeting on Monday, June 11. The proposal was met with positive response from council, who suggested she chair the new organization.

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