The “Old Rugged Cross” with a new slant

A JOB WELL DONE—with beaming faces (l–r) Cornerstone Head Lay Leader Ken Watkins, sculptor Steve Anderson, and Kent Companies COO and church member Dave Turner stand before the completed Cornerstone Cross installation.

Just in time for Holy Week for one West Michigan church by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL In 2009 the church family of Cornerstone United Methodist Church of Caledonia moved into their beautiful new church home at the intersection of 84th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue. From humble beginnings in 1990, in the basement of Pastor Brad […]

Rockford Odyssey takes on the world

This East Rockford Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team took first place in Division II at state competition. Pictured are (back row) Joey Miller, James Anderson, Jaci Hagedorn and Grace Garner, (front row) Bridget Lass, Sean Lausin and Rachel Cruden.

Rockford’s Odyssey of the Mind teams were among competitors for state titles on Saturday, April 16, and 10 of the 11 teams sent to state finals placed in sixth and above. Five teams placed third to sixth, receiving honorable mention status at state finals, and five teams will be advancing to world finals, placing first […]

MEMORIALS

My dearest son, it has been three years on April 20, 2008, that you went to be with your Lord in heaven. It has been the most difficult years of our lives. 	We miss you desperately, your laugh and hard-working hands, your voice, your love. 	You are so missed by your children Taylor and Trevor, your sisters and brothers, and all your other siblings, and friendship you shared with all who love you and your friends. 	“Rest In Peace.” The drums are still, the smoke has cleared, the battle’s done!  Your loving Mom and Dad

In Loving Memory of Charles D. Benham II

Chandler Woods practices to be bully-free zone

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Nationally acclaimed youth speaker Mark Brown came to Chandler Woods Charter Academy recently to talk to the middle school students about bullying. With his “tell it like it is” approach, Brown challenges some of the most serious problems in the schools today. Chandler Woods is a “bully-free” school, so it helped the students to see […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

August 14, 1935 What’s it like to get old in America? I’m an expert on this topic. Yep, aches, pains, and various ailments are part of it—but, generally speaking, elderly Americans can afford food and shelter. For most Americans, getting old once meant spending the remaining years in want after a lifetime of work. Then, […]