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 […]

Notice — Krause Memorial Library

NOTICE The Krause Memorial Library will be closed for renovations (fresh paint and new carpet/tile) from October 26 through November 1.

Torrey steps down after 30 years

After 30 years of service on the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC), Joyce Torrey has decided it’s time to pass the paintbrush to someone new. During her tenure on the RAAC, she helped launch the Rogue River Blues Series, Celtic Fest, the Rockford Creative Arts Center, Rogue River Artists Association and the Rogue River Community […]