That ONE Team moves on to World Robotics Championship

That ONE State Championship

Facing strong competition from the best of the best FIRST Robotics teams in Michigan, That ONE Team #4967 (Our Next Engineers) from Belmont finished in third place with their alliance partners The Flyers #66 from Chelsea and Technical Difficulties #1502 from Ypsilanti at the FIRST in Michigan Championship held at the Delta Plex April 9-11, […]

Student Naval Air Aviator

Ensign Chad Jay Bylsma graduated from Rockford High School in 2005. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, on August 2, 2005. Following recruit training, he reported to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, South Carolina, where he completed Machinist’s Mate-A School and Nuclear […]

Designated trout stream fishing licenses no longer required

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers of changes in pricing for fishing licenses. There is no longer a separate charge for certain types of fishing. Following is an outline of the new structure.   Michigan’s fishing licenses changed in 2014. The new structure creates a simpler, more fair and efficient license-buying process. The […]

ZOOBILEE STRIVES TO GET KIDS OUTDOORS! John Ball Zoo hosts annual Spring Break event


(Grand Rapids, MI)   ZOOBILEE, John Ball Zoo’s celebration of spring break is usually John Ball Zoo’s first chance of the season to show off.   The foliage is just starting to green up, the animals seem interested in the flurry of activity around them and the Zoo offers up something a little extra to make the […]



Calvin Hartley, of Belmont, received his Eagle Scout designation at a special Court of Honor conducted at Bella Vista Church in Rockford. He was presented his Eagle Scout pin by his brother and fellow Eagle Scout Alex Hartley. He is the son of Dan and Tami Hartley of Belmont. Calvin, 18, was home schooled and […]