Annual run, picnic and auction draws record runners, breaks fundraising best

  “It was a banner year,” Sandy Peterson said of the 2009 Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford. In its eleventh year the annual event blew away last year’s top number of runners and walkers with an increase of about 400 to a best-ever 1,800 participating. The total amount raised for Project Parent Muscular Dystrophy was another […]

Humane Society to host low-cost vaccine clinic through Kibble Konnection

The Humane Society of Kent County will host a low-cost vaccine clinic sponsored through their Kibble Konnection program on Sunday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their shelter, 3077 Wilson Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Low-cost vaccinations will be available to both Kibble Konnection clients and to the general public. However, individuals must […]

Stormy weather and 50 mph winds don’t dampen tourney success

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Mitchell Peterson, of Mitchell’s Run, pictured with some of the champion teams of this year’s Volley for Mitchell. “A lot of work goes into organizing this, but the day of the event it is all worth it.” Volley for Mitchell organizer Pete MacGregor said the four-on-four sandy volleyball tournament is a blast and for a […]

O’Rourke brothers win regatta

John M. O’Rourke and his brother Don won the open sailing race at the 103rd Oliphant Regatta on August 1, 2009, on the shores of Lake Huron at Oliphant, Ontario. This is the first time the brothers have won this event.

North Court Netters make mark at 2009 AYBT National Tournament

North Court Netters’ sixth-grade team of (front, l–r) Kyliegh Egnatuk, Bailey Freeland, Mary Stoll, Meghan Datema; (back) Head Coach Scott Carlson, Kendra Dryer, Brandi Boehm, Janae Atwood, and Kendal Carlson (Justine Wolter not pictured) earn G6 Div. II runner-up honors

Two North Court Netters basketball teams attended the 2009 American Youth Basketball TOUR (AYBT) National Tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., and both returned with trophies. The fourth-grade team was crowned G4-5 Division III national champions after defeating Findlay’s Future 24-17 in the championship tournament final. The sixth-grade team finished runner-up in G6 Division II after […]