Four-senior play wins state championship

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

SENIORS END HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO CAREER WITH WINNING PLAY—Senior captains Derik Bothma, Connor Thelen, Kyle Peterson and Tyler Manikowski lift the state championship trophy. Photo by GORDON PETERSON Let’s start at the end. State championship game—end of third period—and Rockford water polo senior captain Tyler Manikowski has been struggling. At the side of the [...]

Alcohol suspected in head-on that killed teacher

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Michigan State Police Post Commander Chris McIntire said alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that killed a 30-year-old first grade teacher on his way to work early Monday, November 23. McIntire said the driver who caused the crash was headed the wrong way on the East Beltline and hit the car of Aaron Haynes, of Grand Rapids. Haynes was northbound and the [...]

Your vote needed to move Rockford grad to broadcast job

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

ROCKFORD’S GUITAR MAN—Vote for Emmett TerBeek at WOTV’s website. Contest to decide next television spokesman Any employer knows how difficult it can be to find the right person for the job. Next time, just run a contest. WOTV 4, an affiliate of WOOD TV 8, is finding its next spokesperson that way, and Rockford resident Emmett TerBeek hopes to win the job. TerBeek [...]

Grattan Irish Pub offers free Thanksgiving dinner

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Denise Flikkema knows how bad things are for some of her neighbors and customers, and she plans to do something about it. The manager of the Grattan Irish Pub at 11817 Old Belding Rd., Belding, is offering free Thanksgiving meals with purchase of a beverage from noon until the food runs out on Thanksgiving day. Flikkema inherited management of the quaint Irish [...]

What’s Cookin’ by Jeanne Briggs — November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jeanne Briggs Thanksgiving Side Dishes Most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. It’s usually the same vegetable sides every year. There is change in the air this year. We can still pay homage to our cherished favorites, but there can be some vegetable magic this year if you take the time to check these recipes. One or two of them just [...]
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