Two killed in head-on four-car crash

Corine Dines of Cedar Springs was killed when she attempted to pass another vehicle traveling eastbound on 14 Mile Road at 11:48 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Belinda Shockley, 58, of Rockford and Corine Dines, 52, of Cedar Springs were both killed on Sunday, Nov. 15 in a four-car crash near the intersection of 14 Mile Road (M-57) and Wabasis Avenue in Oakfield Township at 11:48 a.m. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Shockley was driving eastbound in a 1997 Buick […]

Rotarians provide turkeys for holiday meals

ROTARY TURKEYS HOLD SPARTAN TURKEYS—Seriously, though, North Kent Service Center (NKSC) warehouse manager John Leale (left) and NKSC office manager Deb Slot (right) receive a generous donation of 116 D&W Fresh Market turkeys from the Rockford Rotary Club, represented by past president Dave Robach (center left) and current president Ramona Hinton (center right).

Rockford’s Rotary Club approved spending $1,500 to help families in need in Kent County this holiday season. According to Sandy Waite, director of the North Kent Service Center, which provides assistance to those in financial difficulties, the center will give out over 2,000 dinners over Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Last week Wolverine World Wide […]

Plainfield firefighters honored for service

WITH THANKS—Fire Chief David Peterson congratulates Lt. Jeff Drake as he receives honors for his years of service with the department.

Members of the Plainfield Township Fire Department were recognized for their years of service on Monday, October 5 during the township’s regular board meeting. Recognition began with firefighters with 25 years serving their community followed by 15-year awards. The board members expressed gratitude to the department and all the services provided to the public by […]

Rockford Education Foundation awards fall grants

LIGHT SURPRISE—The second-grade class at Crestwood Elementary School is happy to accept their requested light lenses for the fluorescent light fixtures in their classroom. The Rockford Education Foundation awarded this grant to the students at a recent surprise presentation in their classroom.

The second-graders in Mrs. Sanders’ and Mrs. Schroder’s Crestwood Elementary classes will have special light diffusers coming to their classrooms very soon. A student grant was awarded to this second-grade class by the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) last week. These students requested light lenses for the fluorescent light fixtures in their classroom. The students put […]

Small amount of bond went to sports fields

RPS’s Mike Cuneo offers breakdown on millage spending It may look as though the lion’s share of $45.8 million in remodeling for Rockford’s schools went to athletic fields, but that could not be further from the truth, stated Mike Cuneo, Director of Finance at Rockford Public Schools. Cuneo said improvements to athletic fields throughout the […]