Grattan Academy Elementary hosts Scholastic book fair

BOOK FAIR FUN—Grattan Academy Elementary students enjoy the Build-A-Book activity during Friday Night of the school hosted Scholastic Book Fair on April 24. Pictured are Jacob Daigneault, Carolina Zook and Anna-Maria Zook.

Grattan Academy Elementary students enjoy the Build-A-Book activity during Friday Night of the school hosted Scholastic Book Fair on April 24   

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Sparta’s discount (gourmet) grocery

BARGAINS GALORE—Roger Anderson with his daughter Bethany, 15, show off some of the gourmet products the store sells at deliciously low prices.

It’s like G.B. Russo’s without the pricing. It’s a treasure hunt. The food pantries are cheaper (free) but no one else offers prices this low. Andy’s Discount  Grocery has been at 572 S. State Street in Sparta for about a year and a half. Owner Roger Anderson opened the 4,000-square-foot store when his career in […]

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Hahn receives awards at Hope

Cara Hahn, a Hope College senior from Rockford, received the Laszlo Tokes Award and the Wall Street Journal Award during the annual honors convocation on Thursday, April 23, 2009. The Laszlo Tokes Award is a cash award given to two rising seniors for writing the best essays addressing a current issue or world situation from […]

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Bus drivers adhere to rules of the road

by JACQUIE FASE Director of Transportation Rockford Public Schools Spring is in the air and new life abounds. With the warm weather comes a renewed spirit for all. Bus loads are lighter as more students become new drivers. The young drivers are hitting the roads, enjoying their new adult responsibilities, and they are excited! Although […]

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Camille Riddering, a Hope College junior from Belmont, received the Cancer Federation Award at the Hope honors convocation on Thursday, April 23, 2009. The award is in recognition of superior achievements and dedicated commitment to standards of excellence in the advancement of cancer research.

Jacquelyn Lewis, a Hope College senior from Rockford, received the American Institute of Chemists Award during the college’s annual honors convocation held on Thursday, April 23, 2009. The award establishes statewide recognition of the senior student who, in the estimation of the chemistry faculty, has exhibited diligence in study and research projects, helpfulness in the […]

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