Nine years of Dress the Dolls has provided countless smiles

Several of the creators of this year's top 10 Dress the Dolls are at United Bank in Rockford for a photo and to receive prizes.

Top ten include repeat winners  by BETH ALTENA The CARSTAR doll was one of this year’s public-voted Top Ten Dolls in the United Bank Dress the Dolls event, but owner Dan Williams said he wasn’t the talent that dressed the winning doll. “It is really pretty neat. The daughter of one of our employees did […]

MSP canines receive GPS collars


All 29 Michigan State Police (MSP) canines now have Global Positioning System (GPS) collars to help with the search and retrieval of not only the canines themselves if they are lost, but also the potential tracking of an injured canine handler. “In November last year, the department lost its first canine during a search,” said […]

Old-fashioned barber retires after lifetime of cutting hair

A LIFETIME OF HARD WORK—Rockford's Glenn Kuiper has been plying his trade as a barber for 56 years. He retires from his Wyoming shop at the end of 2011.

Rockford resident Glenn Kuiper has been a barber for 56 years and will be retiring on December 30, 2011. He will be turning 81 in February and has finally decided to take it a bit easier. “My dad and mom have put five children through Christian Education on his barber wages, often receiving only six […]

New focus on West Michigan in Hospice of Michigan changes

Marcie M. Hillary

Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is returning to its roots in Grand Rapids with leadership changes designed to better respond to West Michigan needs and to expand awareness of the organization’s end-of-life services. The statewide group will shift greater authority in the West Michigan region to the Ada-based regional headquarters and to the new post of […]

WWW opens first Sebago flagship store in London


Wolverine Worldwide (WWW) recently announced the opening of a very special retail location for its Sebago brand, a flagship location on the celebrated Regent Street in London. This particular Sebago store is the brand’s 44th store to open, as the brand already has a wide variety of retail location spanning the globe in locations such […]