Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President On Thursday, March 5, 2015 Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray presented the program at the regular monthly meeting of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS). The eighty eight year old geologist/naturalist spoke eloquently about experiences from her life which included many stories of her work at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and […]

2015 Jump Rope for Heart

The 2015 Jump Rope for Heart event was held on Saturday, February 21 at Rockford High School.  Coordinated by the P.E. teachers from Rockford elementary schools, the event had 193 3rd-5th graders jumping to raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA). This year’s event raised $18,138.65. In the past 21 years, the Jump Rope […]

20th annual statewide Frog and Toad Survey

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that its 20th annual statewide Frog and Toad Survey will begin this spring. Michigan’s survey is second only to Wisconsin’s in longevity. The DNR Wildlife Division coordinates and analyzes data for the survey, while volunteers throughout the state conduct the field work for the survey. These annual survey efforts […]

128th Trooper Recruit School Begins

Hometown heroes prepare for State Police careers LANSING. Yesterday, 85 prospective troopers reported to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy in Lansing for the first day of the 128th Trooper Recruit School. For the next 21 weeks, between wake-up at 5 a.m. and lights-out at 10 p.m., the recruits will receive training in firearms, […]

Spectrum Health United Hospital and Greenville Public Schools’ Mini Med School Honored at MASA


Key Leaders of the Event Inducted into the MASA Winners’ Circle Greenville, MI February 2, 2015 – On January 22, 2015, Peter Haines, Superintendent of Greenville Public Schools, along with Baldwin Heights Elementary School teacher Mindy Hepinstall, Baldwin Heights Principal Mike Walsh and Spectrum Health United Hospital director of surgical services Eric Nelson, were inducted […]