Win a free breakfast or lunch at Peppermill Grill

Nick Wawee owner of the Peppermill Grill, Rockford’s popular breakfast and lunch diner, is thinking ‘outside the box’ – the drop box that is. In a joint venture with North Kent Service Center (NKSC), the Peppermill Grill is accepting foodstuff donations until Thursday, November 12. Groceries collected will be included in Thanksgiving baskets distributed by […]

Hard work, persistence paying off for RHS marching band

The Rockford High School marching band once again showed its prowess with top score of the day at Belding High School’s invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10. Rockford was among 11 high school bands participating in the Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) event. The band finished the performance with 73.3 points overall. The next highest score […]

Rockford Christian School art students inspired by ArtPrize

MOTIVATED—Inspiration from the widely popular ArtPrize in Grand Rapids motivates over 40 seventh- and eighth-grade students at Rockford Christian School to create their own RCS ArtProject competition.

In September, Rockford Christian School (RCS) junior high students spent an entire day visiting various ArtPrize exhibits along with over 1,500 other Grand Rapids area students. The RCS teens had the opportunity to converse with several artists and learn about their motivation and creations. One artist in particular, Jason Hackenwerth, really inspired the teens. RCS […]

Sparta student selected as part of NASCAR marketing team

by ANA OLVERA  The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (NASCAR) is pleased to announce that one of five Central Michigan University (CMU) students selected to participate in NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion is Austin J. Suttner from Sparta. NASCAR Kinetics, launched January 2009, provides hands-on learning experience and allows these students to […]

United Bank begins annual Dress the Dolls

Girls will be thrilled to find a beautiful doll on Christmas Day, thanks to the efforts of the community and United Bank. Dolls are now available to the public, or businesses who are invited to take a doll home and dress it, as elaborately or simply as desired. The best-dressed dolls will be chosen for […]