Rockford fifth grader learns about the joy of giving

Grace Nichols, a 5th grader at Lakes Elementary, was thrilled to receive a thank you letter from Hopeland, a 10 year old girl living in Uganda who received the shoe box gift that Grace sent to her in 2012.  Grace packs shoe boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys for Operation Christmas Child each year […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President Last Saturday, June 29, 2013 the twenty seventh annual meeting of the Golden “ R” group was held at Rockford High School. The senior class of 1963 became the newest members having reached their fiftieth year since graduating from RHS. During the day’s program activities Harold Clark , president of the […]

ChoiceOne Bank continues financial support of Sparta museum operation


ChoiceOne Bank’s support of the Sparta Township Historical Commission (STHC) continues in 2013 with a recent donation of $5,000. James Bosserd, President and CEO of ChoiceOne Bank, said the Historical Commission hopes to raise a total of $7,500 to purchase new display cases, bookcases, provide additional storage space, and connect a wireless copier and printer […]

ChoiceOne Bank supports Sparta Market

With the growing trend toward buying locally grown foods and produce, ChoiceOne Bank has been at the forefront in support of this effort for a number of years. Jim Bosserd, President and CEO of ChoiceOne Bank advanced the effort by providing a location to host the Sparta Farmers Market. The Sparta Farmers Market opened seven […]

Spectrum Health’s Core Health Program honored with national award from the American Hospital Association

Spectrum Health’s Core Health Program has been selected to receive the 2013 American Hospital Association (AHA) NOVA Award®. The award honors AHA member hospitals and health care systems for effective, collaborative programs focused on community health status. Core Health, a part of Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities, was one of five hospital-led programs selected nationally for […]