Rockford father who caused fatal accident sentenced to a maximum of 180 months in jail

by RANDY R. COTTON A sentencing hearing in the case of People vs. Todd Michael Benoit took place Thursday, April 22 in a courtroom filled with emotion and tears in the 61st District Court of Grand Rapids before Judge Dennis Lieber. According to Kent County court records, the 36-year-old Rockford resident was charged with one […]

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Words on Weather & Climate — May 20, 2010

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Cold Spots by CRAIG JAMES It was a very cold start to the month of May in much of the western part of the country. Subzero low temperatures were recorded as late as the morning of May 7, making this the latest date for such cold temperatures in at least a decade. In fact, a […]

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Solon market expands to crafts

Due to public interest, Solon Township has decided to expand their farmer’s market/craft show to include an outdoor flea market beginning this Saturday, May 22.  The market will be located north of the stable at 15185 Algoma Ave.  Venders can apply with Linda Badgerow at Solon Township 616-696-1718.  A refundable $20.00 deposit  will be required […]

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Conservation club works behind the scenes to protect environment

Garlic mustard by the bagful—Garlic “pulls” are being conducted all over the country. A pull in Belmont’s Rogue River Park Saturday, May 1, filled many oversized garbage bags, but the woodland still has a carpet of the plant in the park. Once the plant sets seeds, it must be properly disposed of after being pulled or the seeds will still fall and start thousands of new plants.

Anyone who enjoys a walk in the woods, a breath of fresh air, or a day trip to the lakeshore can be part of the team that keeps these places protected so future generations can enjoy them as well. It is as easy as a walk in the park. Members of Rockford’s chapter of the […]

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Students raise Salmon in the Classroom as environmental project

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Christine Laug’s fourth grade class at Roguewood Elementary said goodbye to some close “friends” Satirday, May 1 as they released salmon into the Rogue River, below the dam at Childsdale. The students received eggs as an environmental project and were able to watch as the egg-sacs were absorbed and the fish grew bigger. Of the […]

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