Sparta’s Jake Plite receives nomination to play at 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball games

With his nomination to the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Team, Jake Plite of Sparta High School is being recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation, becoming one of just a select number of male players nominated for the honor in Michigan. Plite is among just more than 2,100 […]

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Rockford swim/dive repeats history

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Score: Rockford 193, Grand Haven 115 After defeating Grand Haven by more than 60 points in a non-conference meet before the holidays, the Rams saw history repeat itself on January 28 as they once again overwhelmed the Buccaneers, 193-115. From the first event to the last, Rockford out-swam Grand Haven. A prime example came in […]

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Classifieds — February 4, 2010

FOR SALE Mixed hardwood. All-nighters, extra long, or the way you want it. Excellent burning. $60 a face cord, delivered. (616) 773-4549.      p05cp ______________________ ANTIQUES REDUCED! Antique Victorian desk, 5 ft. tall, 4-1/2 ft. wide and 2-1/2 ft. deep, $675. Call (616) 866-1478 and leave a message.      ftfn ______________________         CLASSES AND […]

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School Beat — February 4, 2010

How important is play and recess for your student? by MICHAEL J. HIBBELN Principal, Roguewood Elementary School With increased pressure from the federal and state government to improve achievement, increase test scores, and cover an increasingly demanding curriculum, we should never lose sight of the importance of play and recess for our children. Our playgrounds […]

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Young showman wins two world championships

Some family traits skip a generation, but for the VanDyke family, a love of horses and success in competition at shows is, if anything, stronger than in the parents. Rockford equestrian Parker VanDyke, 7, is a first-grader at Lakes Elementary School. Although he has been attending horse shows since he was two weeks old, he […]

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