April 16 2009

Local students, teachers awarded

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The Kent County Education Association (KCEA) will once again be awarding student scholarships to deserving students, along with teacher and support staff awards to those exceptional individuals who make a difference in the education community. For the past 26 years, the KCEA has sponsored the “Teacher Recognition” and “Top Support Staff” Campaign [...]

School funds must be kept separate

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by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   As we all know, the state of Michigan’s economy is in crisis mode. Unemployment is over 11 percent, and sales from a variety of businesses are down. Both of these factors have resulted in a serious decline in revenues used to fund the state’s public schools. In late February, Governor Granholm declared [...]

Anniversaries

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Navarres celebrate 50th anniversary William and Sharon Navarre of Rockford are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, April 17, 2009. They were married April 17, 1959, in Barryton, Michigan at the Church of God. Their children are Denise and Clyde Place of Barryton, Audrey and John Wood of Hickory Corners and Deanna Navarre of Grand Rapids. They have nine [...]

Winfield Bigney to celebrate 80th birthday

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You are invited to Winfield Bigney’s 80th surprise birthday party on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Pioneer Christian Reformed Church, 3110 17 Mile Rd. N.E., Cedar Springs.    Open house for Winfield is from1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. if you want to be in on the initial surprise. He will arrive at 12:50 p.m. thinking he is attending an event for his [...]

Thank You

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I would like to thank all the members of my family, the Rockford Methodist Church and the seniors at the Blythefield Home, for the many, many cards, presents and flowers you sent me for my (105th) birthday. It was my best birthday. Thank you so much, Mary [...]
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