Free children’s dental clinic February 5

A child receives free dental care from Dr. Frey during Give Kids a Smile Day.

‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ designed to bring dentistry to underserved children Give Kids a Smile Day is one way the dental profession is responding to oral health issues among our nation’s poorest children. In the past few years there has been a marked increase in awareness of this issue, due in part to the […]

Krause Memorial Library patron wins $1,500 prize

CREATIVE SAVINGS—Lynette Gasper is pictured accepting her grant with her husband Tim, daughter Lydia and KDL Director Martha Smart.

by ANA OLVERA This year the Kent District Library (KDL) partnered with the Library of Michigan Foundation, the Michigan Education Savings Program and the Michigan Education Trust to provide parents with the opportunity to win $1,500 toward their children’s educational expenses with a “Get Creative at Saving for College” contest. Statewide, six lucky winners were […]

Rockford resident, long-time newspaperman launches book of his favorite columns

Two signings scheduled He’s not Santa Claus, but he is bearing gifts for sale—and just in time for the holidays. Tom Rademacher, a resident of Rockford and recently retired from a 31-year career at The Grand Rapids Press, will host two book signings in town to celebrate the release of his first collection of columns, […]

Man arraigned in fatal accident

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The Rockford man who caused a fatal accident at the corner of White Creek Avenue and 17 Mile Road in October has been charged in the crash. According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Todd Michael Benoit, 35, was heading northbound on White Creek Avenue in a red jeep about 10:25 p.m. on October […]

Thefts, dumping plague Service Center

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Despite security cameras and surrounding fencing installed to stop people from dumping garbage items and stealing donated items, the North Kent Service Center, 10075 Northland Drive, continues to use precious dollars and staff time cleaning up. According to John Leale, warehouse manager at the center, 99 percent of the items dumped at the center on […]