New members inducted into Cub Scout Pack 3285

New members are welcomed into Cub Scout Pack 3285. Pictured are (front, l–r) Zebb VanderKooy, Jackson Smith, Ian Henschell, Daniel TriesenBerg, Ethan Cowelbeck, Ryan McGee, Chief Who-Ha; (back) Brian VanderKooy, David Smith, Kurt Henschell, Elizabeth and Tom Triesenberg, Connie Cowelbeck, and Debby and Pat McGee.

“A salute to our troops” was the theme for the night as Cub Scout Pack 3285 welcomed six new members to the Pack at their November meeting. In keeping with the tradition, the new members and their families were greeted by Chief Who-Ha. He led the new members through a ceremonial initiation for achieving their […]

Education funding changes discussed at forum

Rockford Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler (center) speaks

by JUDY REED West Michigan wants changes in the way education is funded. And West Michigan residents weren’t shy about telling that to a panel of legislators and educators on Monday evening, Dec. 7, at an education forum at Cedar Springs High School. On hand to discuss the issues were Senator Mark Jansma (28th District), […]

Squire travels to Vietnam

North Kent Service Center Director Sandy Waite and her husband traveled to Vietnam in November with a group from Kent County Habitat for Humanity for two weeks.  They were part of the Habitat for Humanity International—Mekong Build—near Hanoi.  “My husband and I built homes with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter,” Waite said.  “We built a total […]

Not the lights you want to see this holiday

Courtland Township Deputy Fire Chief Terry Welch points out a clogged exhaust vent. The lint clogging the vent was the source of a home fire Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Courtand Township firefighters evacuated a home on Twelve Mile Road between Courtland Avenue and Northland Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 8 after a fire in a dryer began spreading. Homeowners called 9-1-1 at about 7:30 p.m. The homeowner said she was taking clothes out of the dryer when she smelled smoke and saw flames under the […]

Real winners are children in United Bank’s ‘Dress the Dolls’

THE WINNERS—Christine Green, Sandy Waite (NKSC), Kathy Perez (assistant manager) United Bank), Sue McCauley.

And, the winner is….. Christine Green of Rockford was a first time participant in the seventh annual United Bank Dress the Dolls campaign. She entered her doll with a handmade red-cloaked ice skater complete with matching muff and tam. The old-fashioned full-length dress and cloak were trimmed in white. It was called the “Christmas Doll’ by […]