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Rockford’s Bicentennial Celebration hailed as success

The Rockford 200th birthday party celebration was a fire-cracker of a success on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019 at the community building in Rockford. The kick-off event to the 2020 year-long birthday celebration, was attended by 335 attendees, according to Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Connie Sell, who helped organize the event. Entertainment for the…
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Bicentennial Fundraising Information

You are invited to be a special part of our 200th birthday celebration of our Rockford Community.  Rockford, originally founded as Shanesville in 1820, is the oldest village in Mercer County. Rockford was the first town in the county to have a power plant, street lights and an airport.  It is located in the rich agricultural area of…
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Rockford Chamber Donates to Rockford Police Department

The Village of Rockford Police Department recently received a $2,834.00 grant from the Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program. This grant allows law enforcement to purchase body armour and related equipment for officers. Bullet resistant vests have a shelf-life and need to be replaced regularly. This specific grant is a match grant that covered 75%…
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Shanes Crossing Chronicle, December 2018

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT Once again this has been a busy year for the museum as we had six meetings that were well attended. We are always receiving donations as area people downsize or parents pass on and the heirs go through much memorabilia. We appreciate area people for thinking of us before throwing something…
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2019 Waste Water Ordinance

ORDINANCE # 03-18 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD,OHIO FOR THE VILLAGE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM, ENACTING NEW RATE PERTAINING TO THE CHARGES AND RULES FOR  WASTEWATER SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, REPEALING ANY CONFLICTING LEGISLATION, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish charges for wastewater treatment and collection…
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2019 Water Rate Ordinance

ORDINANCE # 02-18 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD ,OHIO FOR THE VILLAGE WATERWORKS SYSTEM, ENACTING NEW RATE PERTAINING TO THE CHARGES AND RULES FOR WATER AND WATER SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, REPEALING ANY CONFLICTING LEGISLATION, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish charges for water in…
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2018 Citizen of the Year

#1. He was born February 17, 1948 in Van Wert, Ohio to parents, Ernest and Gertrude. He was raised in Rockford and lived there most of his life with the exception of a year on a Navajo Mission in New Mexico. He was the second of five children- with siblings Robert, Paul, Ann and Phil.…
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2018 Business of the Year

The Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce business of the year is an award recognizing an area business for its involvement and dedication to the improvement and promotion of the Village of Rockford. This year’s business of the year winner exhibits all those qualities and more. The 2018 business of the year has always had Rockford’s…
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Bicentennial Fundraising

You are invited to be a special part of our 200th birthday celebration of our Rockford Community.  Rockford, originally founded as Shanesville in 1820, is the oldest village in Mercer County. Rockford was the first town in the county to have a power plant, street lights and an airport.  It is located in the rich…
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2018 RCD Face Painting Fundraiser

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is excited to participate in this year’s Community Days Arts & Music Festival. This year’s focus of fine art and music inspired us to do something different this year, and you won’t want to miss out! Marie Miller, social media manager from Brand It Marketing Communications, will have a face…
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