Tannery ratifies severance package

WORKERS MEET-—Tannery

  Photo by Christine Bigney WORKERS MEET-—Tannery workers learned what their severance is at a meeting Saturday, May 8 at the American Legion Hall. Tannery ratifies severance package Wolverine tannery employees have received and ratified a severance package. They can remain eligible to become members of the Hardy Pond campground, receive disconts on Wolverine shoes, continuation […]

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Rockford Freshman’s Center Andrea Kay Kacsits: an Example in Excellence

Andrea Kay Kacsits

  Andrea Kay Kacsits, age 15, is the daughter of John and Susan Kacsits and sister to Olivia and Victoria. She is known at her school as a person of many outstanding gifts. Teachers say Andrea is intelligent and articulate, but also physically gifted and a talented athlete. Her greatest strengths, however, are rooted in […]

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Rockford soccer beats Muskegon, ties West Ottawa

Rams junior defender Celine Stallmer (#13) breaks away from her mark.	Photo by BRET DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The Rams saw lots of OK Red action last week with games against Muskegon and West Ottawa. The results were different, but the Rams’ strengths showed through in both. Against the visiting Big Reds of Muskegon Monday night, May 4, the Rams shot the ball nearly 35 times in the first half, […]

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‘If you are satisfied, don’t go to Africa’

CHANGING LIVES—Members of Crossfire Ministries, which have offices in MVP Athletic Center, went to the Ivory Coast to Abidjan, Africa to visit a church they helped finance. While there the lives of the African people touched their hearts and changed their outlook on life forever. The Rockford residents coudn’t believe the difference in everyday life from our country and this third-world poverty.

Rockford’s Crossfire ministries travel to Africa’s Ivory Coast by PASTOR Keith Hemmila Crossfire Ministries If you are satisfied with your life and happy with yourself, don’t go to Africa.  You will come back forever changed.  Abidjan was just another dot on the map until we visited this city. We weren’t quite sure what to expect, […]

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Club grows legacy one tree at a time

A SHADY FUTURE—Nancy Hoovler and Judy Markee help a Shaner Avenue Nursery staffer plant one of three trees the Rockford Garden Club donated to Rockford Public Schools. These trees will shade the hill by the softball field.

When the Rockford Garden Club asked Rockford schools where they would like a few new trees planted, Jim VanHouten of the grounds department had the answer. On Thursday, April 9, club members joined VanHouten and staff from Shaner Nursery at a high school ball field. A sunny hilltop where families sit to watch their student-athletes […]

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