Rockford Public Schools issues funding proclamation

During the regular Rockford Board of Education meeting held Monday, April 11, the board approved a resolution requesting the School Aid Fund be used solely for K-12 education. The following resolution was offered by Randall Sellhorn and supported by Timothy Lewis. Whereas, well-educated students prepared for college and careers is the best investment Michigan can […]

East Rockford Middle School’s Anna Dornan, an Example in Excellence


Special memories of her grandpa motivate this student Anna Dornan, 14, is the daughter of Chris and Brenda Dornan and sister to Audrey, 16, and Amy, 6. Anna was chosen as this year’s Example in Excellence for East Rockford Middle School for her quiet confidence, compassion, positive attitude and strong work ethic. “Anna’s level of […]

Parents helping parents keep ‘em covered

Great Start Parent Coalition of Kent County announces third annual Diaper Drive   Diapers are one of the most basic necessities for infants and toddlers, yet many in Kent County go without. An adequate supply of diapers costs about $75 a month—simply out of reach for many families. Diapers are not covered by assistance programs […]

CMU announces recent graduates

Central Michigan University is pleased to announce the following students have graduated in August 2010. Alyssa Blumer and Mark Brouwer, both of Rockford, have each graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration degree. Brittany Kingsley of Belmont has graduated with a bachelor of science degree, and Alysha Schlundt-Bodien of Belmont has graduated with […]

Area Hope College student studies off-campus

Sara Dykstra, a senior from Rockford, is studying off-campus during the 2011 spring semester. She is studying in the Chicago Semester Program in Illinois. She is the daughter of George and Nancy Dykstra, and a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School. Hope College is a four-year, co-educational, Christian, liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed […]