Local girl to celebrate twelfth birthday on 12/12/12


Marissa Dettloff might want to have an adult buy her a lottery ticket on her birthday because her numbers are really lining up. The sixth grade student from Our Lady of Consolation School will celebrate her twelfth birthday on December (12) 12, 2012. The youngster must consider the entire year of 2012 as her lucky […]

Church presents free holiday program of hope


North Kent Bible Church, 7210 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, invites the public to enjoy “Searching fot the King,” a festive and thought-provoking musical drama. The performances will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. The production, by David T. Clydsdale and Walter L. Black follows a wise man’s travel across the […]

Merrell Trail open for business in Plainfield Township


by Randy Gregory   Mountain biking has grown exponentially over the last several years both as a hobby and a sport in the United States and around the world. The Grand Rapids area has several trails of varying difficulty and has been named by Outside magazine as a “Best Town for Mountain Biking.” Now, local […]

Three year old donates hair


Evelyn Okonoski, age 3, donated over 8 inches of hair to Beautiful Lengths. Her hair was cut by Sarah Fikkert at Bangz Hair Salon in downtown Rockford. Evy was very excited to have her first real haircut on October 16. “Since she just turned 3 in July, I don’t think she understands exactly what her […]

Kent County Animal Shelter Assists Montcalm County


GRAND RAPIDS – This week, more than 50 pets were taken from a home in Montcalm County by the Montcalm County Animal Control. The seizure from the home meant a big influx of animals all at once, so the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) offered assistance. Last night, three dogs that were housed at the […]