Happy birthday, Mr. Clean

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford resident Gerry Pike has been the “guiding light” for the Kent County Adopt-A-Road pick-up of trash on Courtland Dr. NE from 10 Mile to 11 Mile roads for the past 28 years. Rockford’s “Mr. Clean,” Gerry Pike, will celebrate his 99th birthday on Monday, October 12, 2009. Part, if not much, of his longevity can be attributed to his ever-abiding upbeat [...]

Obituaries — October 8, 2009

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Mrs. Letha Beauchamp Beauchamp Mrs. Letha Beauchamp, age 85, of Rockford was welcomed home on Friday, October 2, 2009, to be with her Lord and Savior whom she faithfully served and trusted. As a young woman, she accepted Christ into her life. Letha always made sure her children and grandchildren attended Sunday school. Her Bible was used a lot, with many verses committed [...]

Sheriff’s Office practices civil disturbance response

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Members of the Sheriff’s Department Law Enforcement Division trained with the Mounted Unit (horses) in civil disturbance techniques on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Johnson Park in Walker. The sheriff’s office has been actively training in a deployment strategy referred to as Mobile Field Force. The concept of Mobile Field Force was created in the spring of 1994 to maximize [...]

News Briefs — October 8, 2009

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Calling all parents of RHS class of 2010 Can you believe they are seniors already? This year will go by even faster than all the rest, and plans for AfterGrad 2010 are underway! AfterGrad is a drug- and alcohol-free celebration for Rockford High School (RHS) graduates, held at a “secret location” immediately after the graduation ceremony at the Delta Plex on June 8, [...]

Meet Fred Meijer with authors of Stories of His Life

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The Sparta Township Historical Commission (STHC) is proud to sponsor “Preserving the Past for an Educated Future” as a new museum fundraiser. On Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p/m/, join the STHC at the Sparta Church of the Nazarene to meet Fred Meijer with the authors of Stories of his Life. In the book, Bill Smith and Larry ten Harmsel offer an engaging glimpse into the life [...]
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