Michigan Blood pays tribute to statewide donors, including local man

They are co-workers, family members, classmates and neighbors … the everyday people that save lives of strangers. On Friday, June 14th millions of blood donors were recognized as part of World Blood Donor Day. Michigan Blood recognized its top donors, those who have given multiple gallons of blood throughout their years of donating. One of […]

Rockford Area Historical Museum strives to open doors in July


After two years of thinking, planning, and talking about moving and expanding their museum, members of the Rockford Area Historical Society, (RAHS), are finally seeing the new museum take shape in the former 63rd District Courthouse in downtown Rockford. Last month, a large safe, once housed in several drug stores that operated in the Hessler […]

Bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness

Derek Rust and Ben Hyink of Grand Haven along with Todd Stelma and Doug Crysler of Rockford, will ride their bicycles 250 miles in three days to raise funds and awareness of the non-profit Freedom In Motion. The ride will take place on June 20, 2013, leaving Rockford Michigan and ending 3 days later in […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President Our June 6, 2013 picnic meeting was the final one of the 2012-13 historical society year. Over thirty people enjoyed the pot-luck meal and the always pleasant companionship. As we do each year at this time, we had an election of officers for the 2013-14 year. The following were elected: President-Terry […]

Family Fare teams up with North Kent Community Service

Every morning, Tom Grostick, NKCS Warehouse Assistant, heads to the Family Fare grocery store on 10 Mile Road to pick up a truck load of day-old bread and pastries. Struggling families visiting North Kent Community Services for food and other services love taking home the bakery items. Family Fare, a Spartan Store, partners with NKCS […]