Residents, dog escape residential fire

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

A girl in the Bella Vista lakefront home at 7105 Camino Del Ray wondered if birthday candles were burning when she smelled something odd. It was her 13th birthday that Wednesday, May 19. Later, at about 3 p.m., her brother ran up from the water where he had been boating and yelled at the girl and her friend to leave the house—it was on fire. There was damage to the [...]

Diner makes ‘robin rescue’ the order of the day

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Laurie Tieman works at Wild Birds Unlimited during the day, but this animal lover proved she considers protecting our feathered friends a full-time job. Tieman was having lunch in the lovely outside eating area at Timbers Inn recently. She had been enjoying watching an American robin build a nest and then settle in to brood her eggs. On that afternoon she saw a man [...]

Rockford grad honored as Kent County High School Teacher of the Year

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford is known for having very qualified teachers. One graduate has proven that Rockford produces very qualified teachers as well. Kristin Spoelstra-Schutte, 1989 RHS graduate, has been chosen by the Kent County Education Association as Teacher of the Year. Kristin teaches at Lowell High School. She was recognized for this honor at the Kent County Education Association [...]

Cannon Fire Chief Harry Morris recognized by Endowment

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Each year the Rockford Community Endowment recognizes a few special people for their life-long contribution to the community. This year’s inductees to the Peppler Park Recognition Plaza were all posthumous awards. Submitted by Cannon Township, this is the biography of Fire Chief Harry Morris, Jr. Life of Harry Morris Jr. Fire Chief Harry Morris, affectionately known as [...]

Cruickshank graduates from Air Force Academy

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Stephen Cruickshank has graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a bachelor of science degree in history and a bachelor of science degree in foreign area studies, with an emphasis on Russian. At the time of graduation, Cruickshank accepted his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. The son of Chris and Kim [...]
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