Lemonade stand an American summer tradition

Siblings didn’t waste a summer day in pursuits as unprofitable as fishing, bike riding or playing with electronics. These three set up an old-fashioned lemonade stand in downtown Rockford, with customers pulling over or walking up to buy a beverage for fifty cents. Tim VandeGuchte was “delighted” to see youngsters selling homemade lemonade from a […]

Community carnival to feature games, food and inflatables

West Cannon Baptist Church, located at 5760 Cannonsburg Road, just East of Pettis, will be holding their annual community carnival on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All area residents are invited to join in the fun. A tradition with the church since 2007, this year’s event promises to be a huge success […]

KCHD recommends vigilance after cantaloupe recall

The recall of cantaloupe from Heeren Brothers Produce has the Kent County Health Department recommending those who may have eaten it to contact a health care provider if they notice symptoms of illness in the coming weeks, especially those who may already be at high risk for illness. The FDA tested the cantaloupe and says […]

Rockford students take part in event that raises money for orphans

By Cindy M. Cranmer A Rockford woman, who previously put together an organization that helped athletes come to the aid of abandoned and orphaned children worldwide, conducted the first athletic event by that organization. The group had previously allowed athletes to raise money as part of other events. Rebecca Cruttenden, Team Orphans founder, expanded the […]

Summer fun benefits the Humane Society

Mikayla and Michael Beard, along with Olivia Warner, did a “Golf Chip-in” fundraiser at the Gless home on Myers Lake. They made up invitations for the neighbors and charged for the golf and snacks. Together they raised $158.50 for the Humane Society of West Michigan. The Beard children, grandchildren of Jan Peterson, were visiting from […]