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 […]


Establish successful habits now by MIKE RAMM, Principal East Rockford Middle School Amazingly, the 2010-2011 school year is nearing an end. While there is more work to be done and students are anticipating summer vacation, now is a valuable time to begin preparing for next school year. This advice is especially true if your son […]

Local student named Michigan Geographic Bee semifinalist by National Geographic Society

Jacob Hoskins, son of Dan and Laureen Hoskins of Cedar Springs and eighth-grade student of Algoma Christian School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2011 Michigan Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Bees were held in schools with fourth- […]

Geography student heads to state finals

Spencer Young

Our son, Spencer Young has loved geography for as long as we can remember, but we really saw things begin to take shape in sixth grade. His teacher, Brian Barr, encouraged him to enter the school geography bee for his first year of eligibility. We were excited for him, but a little nervous as parents […]

Lakes Elementary School’s Alina Porter, an Example in Excellence

Alina Porter

Alina Porter, 10, is the granddaughter of Chuck and Gayle Porter and sister to Nico. Alina is described as a selfless, determined and gracious student who is wise beyond her years. She does not draw attention away from others. Even with her strong academic talents and achievements, she instead allows others to shine and is […]