New program offers crime news online

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD) has partnered with CrimeReports to provide the public with online crime mapping. By connecting to, the public can see a daily updated crime map showing when and where the sheriff’s department has responded to calls for service. Primarily, township residents will be able to view a crime map […]

Local student named Michigan Geographic Bee semifinalist by National Geographic Society

Jacob Hoskins, son of Dan and Laureen Hoskins of Cedar Springs and eighth-grade student of Algoma Christian School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2011 Michigan Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Bees were held in schools with fourth- […]

Hyde to travel with Blue Lake International Choir

Caroline Hyde

Caroline Hyde, an eighth-grade student at East Rockford Middle School, will be participating in Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s 42nd Annual European Tour this summer. Hyde is among more than 400 talented participants and staff who will be visiting nine countries from the Mediterranean Sea to the North Sea as part of Blue Lake’s International […]

BIRTHDAYS— April 9-15

9th Nathan Harr, Ben Kogelschatz, Graham TenBrink, Bruce Ward 10th Nan Ayers, Jamie Berris, Courtney English, Brad Tidey 11th Karn Crooks, Kelly Nash, Gail Smitter DeJong, Andy Tower, David Arron Zapf 12th Amy Bozek, John Ferguson, Jill Ferguson, Gerry Hannah, Melissa Jensen, Eileen Ostrander, Matt Nash 13th Ashley Hull, Brody Miller, John Venman 14th Lindsey A. Behrend, Diana Candela, Michael Havemeier, Ellen Hunt 15th Charlotte Fisk    

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Humor Banquet The Annual Humor Banquet was held last Saturday at noon in front of the Corner Bar. The weather was cool with light rain, which held down the attendance. However, jokes were told and a good time was had by all. Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World! Governing I see the legislature […]