Rockford skater featured in Grand Rapids festivities

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA Lynzee Broussard, 18, will be the featured skater at the Art Museum’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink, 155 Monroe Center, on Friday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Broussard has been skating since the age of three and competing since the age of six. She has competed in 10 regional competitions and two mid-sectional competitions, as [...]

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 [...]
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