In giving to others, you get back

by KATY VANCUREN, Assistant Principal Rockford High School During the holiday season, I always am in the mood to give. I give to local charities, donate to my church, even answer the telemarketers’ calls and donate to an organization from time to time. But after watching the movie “The Blindside” recently, I started to wonder, […]

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Young, Bowen named to Dean’s Lists

Austin Bowen

Adam Young, a 2007 Rockford High School graduate, has again made the Dean’s List at Jacksonville University (JU) for the fall 2009 semester. Additionally, he has been hired by Delta Academy as a certified flight instructor at JU. With less than a year of school, Young will graduate with a BA in aviation management. As […]

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Local students named essay contest winners

Essay contest winners (l–r) Grant Goodfellow, Annah Hillary and Katie LaBarge earn first-, second- and third-place awards for Assumption School in Belmont. All three received award certificates.

  Three students from Assumption School in Belmont have been named local winners in the 41st annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students who earned the first-, second- and third-place awards for their school are Annah Hillary (first place), Grant Goodfellow (second), and Katie LaBrage (third). All three […]

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Local Cub Scouts earn highest award

Following their crossover ceremony, the Arrow of Light recipients celebrate with the Order of the Arrow. Pictured are (back row, l–r) Brett Garchow, Brandon Sinclair, Issac Blenman, Andrew March; (front) Jason Andrus, Michael Fox, Gavin Woodard, Ryan Harrell, and Ethan Walthorn.

  Five Webelos 2 Scouts from Pack 3285 were recently awarded the Arrow of Light, the highest award available to boys in the Cub Scout program. The award was presented to Jason Andrus, Michael Fox, Ryan Harrell, Ethan Walthorn and Gavin Woodard at the pack’s annual Blue and Gold banquet on February 12 at Bostwick […]

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Belmont plan puts residents in ‘road rage’

Tim Rau tells the Plainfield Township Board of trustees of his opposition to widening Belmont Road to three lanes. The Kent County Road Commission finalized the project plans earlier this year.

  A small but vocal group of residents are disputing whether a decision to upgrade parts of Belmont Road was properly handled. They hope to stop the Kent County Road Commission project. On Friday, February 26, about 20 people met at Plainfield Township Hall to speak with Senator Mark Jansen, who was holding office hours […]

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