Annual run, picnic and auction draws record runners, breaks fundraising best

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  BREAKING THE FINISH LINE RIBBON—In first place is Josh Miller of Rockford, at 16:07. photo by CLIFF HILL “It was a banner year,” Sandy Peterson said of the 2009 Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford. In its eleventh year the annual event blew away last year’s top number of runners and walkers with an increase of about 400 to a best-ever 1,800 participating. The total [...]

Humane Society to host low-cost vaccine clinic through Kibble Konnection

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Humane Society of Kent County will host a low-cost vaccine clinic sponsored through their Kibble Konnection program on Sunday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their shelter, 3077 Wilson Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Low-cost vaccinations will be available to both Kibble Konnection clients and to the general public. However, individuals must be of low-income status and [...]

Stormy weather and 50 mph winds don’t dampen tourney success

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Mitchell Peterson, of Mitchell’s Run, pictured with some of the champion teams of this year’s Volley for Mitchell. “A lot of work goes into organizing this, but the day of the event it is all worth it.” Volley for Mitchell organizer Pete MacGregor said the four-on-four sandy volleyball tournament is a blast and for a great cause. In its third year this year the [...]

O’Rourke brothers win regatta

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John M. O’Rourke and his brother Don won the open sailing race at the 103rd Oliphant Regatta on August 1, 2009, on the shores of Lake Huron at Oliphant, Ontario. This is the first time the brothers have won this [...]

Squire travels with Rebels

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The Rockford Rebels youth baseball team recently took anedition of The Rockford Squire with them to the Baseball Hallof Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Rebels     The Rockford Rebels youth baseball team recently took an edition of The Rockford Squire with them to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Rebels are coached by Mark Stephens and David [...]
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