Day of Caring brings students to Rum Creek

Twenty East Grand Rapids Middle School students spent Friday, May 3rd caring for Rum Creek. This event was part of the United Way’s Day of Caring, an annual event to promote the value in volunteerism. These students, along with 350 other classmates, participated in a variety of volunteer efforts around the Grand Rapids area. Trout […]

Kids fish free in May

Free Kids’ Fishing every Saturday morning in May from 9-noon at the Izaak Walton League. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but helpers and equipment are on hand! AND on May 18th a Make-Your-Own Rainbarrel workshop at the same time, for $35. They also available for purchase. 5641 Myers Lake Ave.

Lions donate $5,000 for new museum


Rockford Lion Paul Krupp was proud to present a check for $5,000 to Rockford Historical Society President Terry Konkle on Friday, May 10. According to Krupp, the Lions have an account they use to fund worthy projects around the community as well as international projects. The non-profit service club also is presenting a $10,000 check […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   The new museum project has been a demanding yet rewarding one for our Rockford Area Historical Society. We were told many things when we started, and I thought readers might be interested in what some of those things were and whether they were pertinent or not. Regarding fundraising, we were […]

Summer reading at KDL returns to Kent District Library

Last year, Kent District Library had the busiest summer reading program of any public library system in Michigan with 28,914 participants. This year’s Summer Reading @ KDL program runs from Saturday, June 1 to Saturday, August 10. With activities for babies, kids, teens and adults, Summer Reading @ KDL offers something for everyone: There’s Dig […]