A Message for You

Give yourself a little rest  by REV. HELEN H. COLLINS North Kent Presbyterian Church Most mornings as I get ready to go out, I listen to the national news programs. One of the stories recently included mention of the fact that our President is going on vacation. Some are critical of him for doing that […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT Gender Equity: ‘Another One of Our Successful Programs’  by JAMIE HOSFORD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Rockford Public Schools Rockford Public Schools (RPS) has been a leader in West Michigan for more than 15 years in the areas of Gender Equity, Title IX and exceeding compliance benchmarks. RPS’ administration was on the initial […]

ANNIVERSARIES

Marv and Joan Bunn

Marv and Joan Bunn celebrate 60th anniversary                 Marv and Joan Bunn of Rockford are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on August 25 with family and friends aboard the Grand Lady River Boat. The Bunns are the parents of Marcia and Jeff Brewer of Hudsonville and Bruce and […]

Mitchell’s Run amazing—again

Mitchell Peterson is the race’s namesake.

Photos by TOM SCOTT It was another phenomenal year for Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford held Saturday, Aug. 20. More than an amazing fundraiser in the fight to find a cure for Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy, the event is in honor of Mitchell Peterson and other boys with Duchennes and a way to raise awareness of the […]

Patent attorney offers advice about keeping ‘secret sauce’

Dan Girdwood of the Grand Rapids Inventors Network speaks before Rockford Rotarians earlier this year. He explained the differences between patents, trademarks and copyrights and what potential inventors should consider before trying to make money with an idea or invention.

Inventors need more than good idea  by BETH ALTENA Dan Girdwood, Grand Rapids patent attorney, was a speaker before Rockford Rotary Club members, offering good advice on how to plan and promote an invention without giving up the “secret sauce.” Girdwood said he specializes in the field of intellectual property issues, a field of endeavor […]