Student earns full-ride arts scholarship

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CREATIVE—North Rockford Middle School student Riana Hain-Gachiri, 13, is selected as a young artist to display artwork in the “Experience Blue Lake” celebration at the University of Michigan next summer. ‘If you really want to accomplish something, you can do it’ Riana Hain-Gachiri, 13, may have a future in the world of art. The student who began her second year [...]

Service Center thanks Rockford Rotary for donations

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Sweetheart Splash, art event benefit local families in need Sandy Waite, director of the North Kent Service Center, recently visited Rockford Rotary Club to thank the service organization for generous donations made over the years. She said need requested from the center is at an all-time high and each donation helps a local family that is in financial difficulties. “In [...]

Birthdays – September 5-11

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12th Joyce Blakeslee, Chad English, Glenn Knox, Al Pedley 13th Florence Cooley, Aunt Barbara Gardiner, Matt Palmer, Sandy Wybranowski 14th Goldie Ellenwood, Uncle Joe Gardiner, Lindsey Ray 15th Wendy Harr, Bonnie Hyder 16th Joyce Bolthouse, Sheryl Deyoung, Wilma Ingham, Colin Kalemba, Allyson Meester 17th Kellie M. Mackie 18th Nate Brown, Gil Clark, Jaden [...]

Church group helps repair Appalachian homes

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HARD WORKERS—The members of the Rockford United Methodist Church Appalachia Service Project Team sit on the steps of the Union Church in Berea, Kentucky, where they stop each year for Sensitivity Training and church on Sunday. From Rockford United Methodist Church, 34 youth and adults left on Saturday, July 11, for a week to Wyoming County, West Virginia, where they [...]

Hollinrake named Clerk of the Year

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Mary Hollinrake Kent County Clerk Mary Hollinrake was selected Clerk of the Year by the Michigan Association of County Clerks (MACC). Chosen for her efforts representing Kent County and her 82 colleagues before the state legislature and her heavy involvement in various MACC committees, Hollinrake received the honor at the annual conference in Kalamazoo on August 25. Ever [...]
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