REF grant helps 31 students into 2013 Guinness book

By Megan McCall Megan McCall, first grade teacher at Valley View Elementary, presents her students with a rather unique opportunity every year in the fall: detoxifying their brains. The DETOX Program is a ten-day cleanse from ALL electronics.  It means ten days of going back to the basics of learning to play board games, shuffling […]

Rockford first grader donates hair

Kate Rohrer donated 8 inches of her hair for kids with cancer on May 15th at Bangz in Rockford.  Kate is in 1st grade at Lakes Elementary and is 6 years old.  Proud parents are Conrad and Rebecca.

Rockford Rotary awards scholarship to RHS student

Seven RHS seniors participated in Rockford Rotary Club’s STRIVE program.  During their senior year they have a Rotarian mentor that connects with them weekly. “Since the program was started in September 2006, 100% of the STRIVE students that finished the mentorship program graduated. Another common result of being in the program is an increase in grade […]

Miracle Field groundbreaking sets goal of three months to first game

Surprise donation will allow accessible playground By BETH ALTENA When Tony Comden, Director of the West Michigan Miracle League, spoke to the members of the board of directors of the West Michigan Sports Complex, he was asking them to give up considerable space in the new baseball complex planned for property off Ten Mile in […]

Rockford Lions are miracle makers with donation of $10,000

On Wednesday, May 15, The Rockford Lions proudly watched how their funding helped make it possible for six physically challenged children to wield golden shovels in breaking ground for Rockford’s new Nate Hurwitz Miracle League Baseball Field. Now children with disabilities will have their own venue and league allowing them to enjoy playing America’s game of baseball.   A […]