Academy ‘the best kept secret in Michigan’

A CHANGED MAN—Spencer Williams had dropped out of school, knew his life was going nowhere, when he made the decision that changed his life. He signed on with the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy.

Rockford youth turns life around by BETH ALTENA Spencer Williams was a 17-year-old high school dropout who knew his life was headed nowhere. His dad, Dan, described Spencer as a “pissed off kid, a mad kid” who just didn’t quite fit in. He wasn’t dumb, but he just didn’t click in the traditional high school […]

Rockford business changes hands

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‘I’m buying a piece of Rockford’ by BETH ALTENA When you see the Rockford football team on the big flatbed truck during this Saturday’s Start of Summer parade, the truck towing it won’t be River Valley Auto. Todd Pell has purchased the towing portion of the River Valley Auto business and has changed the company […]