Plainfield Township receives three water awards

Tom Smith of the American Water Works Association presents Don Petrovich with the American Water Works Association award  for the township’s successful wellhead protection program.

  Just in time for the Take Back the Tap campaign promoting drinking the water from your faucet as healthy and more environmentally sound than bottled water, Plainfield Township has proof of their water quality. At a September Michigan American Water Works Association meeting, the township received three awards for the quality of their water department. […]

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 […]