Calvin Hartley, of Belmont, received his Eagle Scout designation at a special Court of Honor conducted at Bella Vista Church in Rockford. He was presented his Eagle Scout pin by his brother and fellow Eagle Scout Alex Hartley. He is the son of Dan and Tami Hartley of Belmont. Calvin, 18, was home schooled and […]

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SCORE – Your Gateway to Business Success!   SCORE is here to help entrepreneurs, and owners of small to medium sized businesses be more successful.  SCORE provides free business mentoring through more than 40 experienced individuals in our Grand Rapids Chapter.  These volunteers offer more than 400 years of business management experience in many different […]

Scouting for Food donations surpass last year’s record


With the generosity of the Rockford community, Boy Scout Troop 282 was able to collect 984 pounds of food as part of the 2015 national Boy Scouts of America Scouting for Food Drive.   Members of the troop distributed a 1,000 collection bags and flyers in Rockford neighborhoods on March 19 and returned on Saturday, March […]

That ONE Team Robotics Team Takes Two

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That ONE (Our Next Engineers) Team 4967 took home two awards at the West Michigan District First Robotics competition held at Grand Valley State University on March 19-21, 2015. The team, comprised of 18 high school students, was awarded the Industrial Design Award and Finalist Award. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Techology) […]

Rockford Art Students Win Honors

The Michigan Art Education Association held their yearly State Youth Arts Festival and Rockford art students and teachers were well represented. Each active member of the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) is allowed to submit no more than 5 pieces of student work, K-12. The work is divided into Elementary, Middle School and High School […]