Rockford Rider takes First in National Race

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Getting there first isn’t the greatest accomplishment in life or in endurance long-distance horse races. Rockford junior Maddie Anderson knows this lesson – and it has taken her to the number one national spot in the youth category in this challenging sport. As a participant in the American Endurance Rider Conference (AERC), winners are those […]

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Gala evening an artful way to raise NKSC funds

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by CHRISTINE BIGNEY Rotarians from Rockford, Sparta, Grand Rapids North and Cedar Springs gathered at the Wolverine World Wide Corporate Headquarters for an evening of camaraderie, hors d’oeuvres and the chance to bid on favorite art pieces, all for a good cause. North Kent Service Center was the recipient of the Rotarian’s bidding efforts for […]

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Rockford’s St. Stephen Lutheran Church Hosts Mobile Food Pantry

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Every month since December of 2007, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Dr. NE, has been distributing thousands of pounds of food to North Kent area families in need. Through Second Harvest Gleaners “Mobile Food Pantry” program, this local congregation has been able to provide approximately 7,500 pounds of produce, dairy, bread and other food […]

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Next Step Underway for Sparta Downtown Revitalization

On March 11, between 7 and 9 p.m., local residents may be receiving a phone call for a survey about downtown Sparta. Be nice – this isn’t a telemarketer. This will be a call from Sparta business representatives, as well as many Sparta High School Interact Club members, to conduct a short phone survey to […]

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Rockford AfterGrad Fundraiser a Royal Flush

The first king on the throne was RPS’ own Dr. Shibler, recipient of a traveling AfterGrad fundraiser that will be seen soon on a lawn near you. The traveling toilet features instructions on what to do if it comes to you and how much to pay to send it on to the next home. Donations […]

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