Church group helps repair Appalachian homes

From Rockford United Methodist Church, 34 youth and adults left on Saturday, July 11, for a week to Wyoming County, West Virginia, where they helped repair five homes, mostly due to flood damage. The five crews sided, roofed, underpinned, insulated, drywalled, and painted a room addition for a family with three children; built a rooster […]

Hollinrake named Clerk of the Year

Kent County Clerk Mary Hollinrake was selected Clerk of the Year by the Michigan Association of County Clerks (MACC). Chosen for her efforts representing Kent County and her 82 colleagues before the state legislature and her heavy involvement in various MACC committees, Hollinrake received the honor at the annual conference in Kalamazoo on August 25. […]

Nominations open for 2009 Kevin A. Kelly Award

Michigan’s Children, an independent, non-partisan, multi-issue advocacy organization, is seeking nominations for the second annual Kevin A. Kelly Child Advocate Award. The award is named for longtime Michigan’s Children board member Kevin A. Kelly, the former executive director of the Michigan State Medical Society, who died in 2008 after decades of service to the children […]

Manshaem graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Keaton C. Manshaem recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Obituaries – September 10, 2009

Curtis Mrs. Lillian L. Curtis, age 95, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2009, in Apache Junction, Ariz., where she was living with her daughter. Although born in Henderson County, Ky., she lived many years in Rockford, and was a former member of Bostwick Lake Congregational Church. Lillian is survived by her children, Shirley Getzen of […]