James “Jim” F. Lucas, age 54, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Joyce (Toles) Lucas. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Bradley Lucas Swenson, Jessi Helen Lucas, Erin Joyce Lucas and James Ancil Lucas; his grandchildren, Chase Swenson, Hannah Swenson, Claudia Swenson, […]

RPS Recognized for Cardiac Preparedness by State of Michigan

Today, Rockford Public Schools was named one of 122 MI HEARTSafe Schools in the State by the Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Education (MDE), American Heart Association (AHA), Michigan Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) which recognizes schools that are prepared […]


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CALLAGHAN – Mrs. Patricia “Pat” J. Callaghan aged 78 of Comstock Park, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.  Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Douglas; children, Christopher (Sally) Callaghan, Julie (Doug) Callaghan-Johnson, Peter (Mary) Callaghan, Michelle (Marty) Callaghan-Hale; grandchildren, Renee and Jared Callaghan, Ashley and William Johnson, Elizabeth, Steven, Alex and Jacob Callaghan, Lauren […]

NKCS welcomes Cassie LaMacchia as coordinator


North Kent Community Services welcomes new employee Cassie LaMacchia as Volunteer Coordinator. She will be orientating and training new volunteers as well as reviewing new projects for the volunteer program.   Cassie is originally from Lansing and moved to Grand Rapids five years ago for school. Her passion for helping others was encouraged and strengthened during […]

Garlic Mustard Removal on White Pine Trail

Friends of the White Pine Trail invites you to join us as we help rid our beautiful trail of the highly invasive garlic mustard plant. A group of volunteers will be meeting on the trail between Childsdale and House Streets on Wednesday, May 13th and again on Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 […]