Northern Physical Therapy celebrates 19 years in business

Originally founded in 1993, physical therapists Gina Otterbein and Janis Kemper purchased the company on July 24, 2003, and are marking their ninth anniversary this summer. Northern Physical Therapy has five locations—Cedar Springs, Coopersville, Grant, Sparta and Wayland—which offer physical and occupational therapy services, as well as prevention and wellness services such as massage, pool […]

Grist Mill holds meet-and-greet

Don Kurylowicz (left), owner of the Grist Mill and Honey Creek Inn, talks with Cannon Township Supervisor Steve Grimm (right) at Saturday’s “meet and greet” for the township candidates and residents.

On Saturday, July 28, Don Kurylowicz, owner of Cannonsburg’s Honey Creek Inn, Cannonsburg Bottle and the Grist Mill, invited candidates for Cannon Township office to meet residents and customers outside the Grist Mill. It was also a chance to show off his new smoker, which will offer year-round smoked ribs and chicken, and an entire […]

Community celebration is free, fun, informative

Night-Out-2

National Night Out is next Tuesday, August 7 Join your local law enforcement, neighbors and more as the Rockford Police, Rockford Fire, Kent County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police participate in National Night Out Tuesday, August 7 in downtown Rockford from 6 to 8 p.m. According to organizer Officer Aaron Sawyer, the event […]

God rocks at Praise in the Park

The 13-member praise team from Rockford United Methodist Church belts out their rendition of “I Refuse.” Pictured (L to R) Jeff Schroeder, Ivor Thomas, Sue Dalrymple, Robbin Sheasley, Suzi Richards, Ruth Reickard, Eric Lofgren, Hannah Schroeder, Mike Walden, Priscilla Walden, and Jason Reickard. Seated in background, Greorge Schwallier and Dave Dalrymple.	Photo by TOM SCOTT

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Sunday afternoons and evenings used to be pretty quiet in downtown Rockford. Other than White Pine Trail users and those canoeing or kayaking on the Rogue River along with the faithful addicted to Sunday evening Custard by the Dam or Rocky’s desserts, not much goes on. All that changed this […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Had enough? The election campaign seems to have gone on for several years. We’ve seen and heard the same malarkey over and over in the ads. Taking words out of context and making a phony fuss about them seems to be the strategy of choice. Checking the calendar: only three more months to go. I’ve […]