Education

Teen behind Rockford schools terror threats caught

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA The possibility of up to 20 years in prison, over $130,000 in restitution and expulsion from Rockford Public Schools faces a 16-year-old Belmont student responsible for various threats against individuals and the student population at Rockford Public Schools. The student caused authorities to spend more than 2,500 hours and $130,000 in resources leading to [...]

Family Travel Dilemma: Special Occasions – Take the Kids or Not?

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Lori Visser, Travel Specialist Many times I speak with parents who want to take a special vacation together, but are torn about taking the kids along. It might be a special anniversary or birthday that they are looking forward to celebrating in a special way…so they are thinking, no kids. On the other hand, they may be unable to leave the kids home because of child [...]

Rockford among top ten places to live in Michigan

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few cities in West Michigan made a list for the best suburbs to raise a family across the state. Niche.com ranked U.S. suburbs based on age demographics, school ratings, crime rates and access to affordable housing and child care. That list was then broken down by state. East Grand Rapids ranked number two on the state list, Rockford came in 10th and the village of [...]

Vacation Emergency Preparation

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

With the weather warming and schools recessing for the summer, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging citizens to plan and prepare for emergencies that may happen while on vacation. “Summer is typically the time of year when individuals and families take extended vacations and road trips,” said Capt. [...]
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