Townships mixed on background checks, offender policy

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Plainfield Township is facing harsh criticism regarding their lack of a policy requiring background checks on potential employees (see related story page 1), and their decision not to fire a firefighter who was convicted of a sex offense, but in fact the township is not alone. Cannon Township also does not require background checks for potential employees, although Clerk [...]

Childhood graces still in use after 55 years

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

FAMILY TRADITION—The Wiltse family still use the graces today. Pictured are (l–r) Joe, Dave, Ric and Jake Wiltse.   GRACES—Dave Wiltse shows off one of four Thanksgiving graces he made as an elementary student at Parkside Elementary School. Thanksgiving prayers include heirloom school project When Dave Wiltse was given the project as a second-grade student at the [...]

Rockford Christian School hosts live nativity

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Seventh annual event scheduled for Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rockford Christian School (RCS), 6060 Belding Road, Rockford, allow your family to be transported back in time to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus Christ. RCS will be performing their seventh annual live nativity, including a live donkey, camel, cow, sheep, and even a [...]

G.R. church to feature local holiday jazz

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

The ensemble MacNaughton Boulevard, led by Bostwick Lake Church music director Roger MacNaughton, adds a musical twist to the holidays by performing jazz-inspired carols at Grand Rapids’ First United Methodist Church Jazz Vespers on December 19. Musical selections at the 6:00 p.m. service include traditional favorites such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Away [...]

‘Keep It Simple, Rockford,’ new store urges

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

TEAMWORK OPENS DOORS—The team at Basic Communications all pitched in to prepare the store to open its doors at 2745 Ten Mile Road, Suite B. Pictured is Chuck Richardson, IT/administration, Bill Pellerito, general manager of retail sales, Stacey Sunday, assistant manager, Lindsay Maclead, sales associate, Josh Schmidt, sales associate, Clay Reynolds, store manager, and [...]
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