Teachers’ Challenge to 4th Grade Students Inspires Community Service

Tyler Vander Laan  and little sister Nyla – inspiration for his support of Michigan Blood.

One student raises over $500 first week to help patients needing bone marrow transplant GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (February 5, 2013) What does Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., a team of teachers in Rockford and Cedar Springs Public Schools, and some very ambitious fourth graders have in common? They want to ‘be the change they […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President Several readers have contacted me regarding a mistake in my last column. Bob Lindemann was known as “BIG BUD” and not “Big Bob”. This error was mine as I was given correct information and for some reason put in the wrong nickname. There is still time (deadline 2/22/13) to contact me […]

City reaches deal with county on former court building

Sale for $49,000 includes restrictions As the Rockford Historical Society rapidly reaches the point where it may begin moving artifacts and inventory into the former 63rd District Court Building, the fate of the portion retained by Kent County is in question. Office space on the north end of the building was retained after Kent County […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President I have been contacted by many people regarding the last “Nugget of Rockford History” question which asked for the last name of either of the two partners in the Pontiac Garage. The two men were Chuck Truax and Clark Carlson. Today, the building is the home of “Car Care Unlimited”, a […]

Local charities all benefit from Red’s on the River’s Club Red

Spreading the kindness—Assembled to give and receive, Reds on the River Manager Lance Climie (far left) and Chef Glenn Forgie (far right) presented checks to The Rockford Area Arts Commission, , Friends of the White Pine Trail, received by Dave Heyboer,  the Rockford Education Foundation, received by Sue Arend, North Kent Community Service, received by Claire Guisfredi, and The American Cancer Society for Relay for Life, received by Hanah Smoker. The Wolverine Worldwide YMCA also received a check.

Diners who belong to Red’s on the River’s Club Red can feel even better about enjoying a delicious meal at the downtown Rockford restaurant. On Wednesday, January 23, a cast of our area’s non-profit characters assembled to receive donations made possible by Club Red diners. According to Reds on the River Manager Lance Climie, Club […]