Thefts, dumping plague Service Center


Despite security cameras and surrounding fencing installed to stop people from dumping garbage items and stealing donated items, the North Kent Service Center, 10075 Northland Drive, continues to use precious dollars and staff time cleaning up. According to John Leale, warehouse manager at the center, 99 percent of the items dumped at the center on […]

New members inducted into Cub Scout Pack 3285

New members are welcomed into Cub Scout Pack 3285. Pictured are (front, l–r) Zebb VanderKooy, Jackson Smith, Ian Henschell, Daniel TriesenBerg, Ethan Cowelbeck, Ryan McGee, Chief Who-Ha; (back) Brian VanderKooy, David Smith, Kurt Henschell, Elizabeth and Tom Triesenberg, Connie Cowelbeck, and Debby and Pat McGee.

“A salute to our troops” was the theme for the night as Cub Scout Pack 3285 welcomed six new members to the Pack at their November meeting. In keeping with the tradition, the new members and their families were greeted by Chief Who-Ha. He led the new members through a ceremonial initiation for achieving their […]

Education funding changes discussed at forum

Rockford Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler (center) speaks

by JUDY REED West Michigan wants changes in the way education is funded. And West Michigan residents weren’t shy about telling that to a panel of legislators and educators on Monday evening, Dec. 7, at an education forum at Cedar Springs High School. On hand to discuss the issues were Senator Mark Jansma (28th District), […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisherRoger

Dinner, anyone? It seems unlikely that the experts can stop the Asian carp from getting into Lake Michigan. All of us should be looking for carp recipes. In the old days, carp was a trash fish that got thrown away. If things go the way we can expect, they may be the only fish left to […]

Birthdays, December 19-25

19th Lucille Stotz 20th Michael Klinger, Mike Krupp, Carol Pratt, Bea Scrote, Bill Thornton 21st Chris Ackerman, Bernard May 22nd Meagan Bandemer, James Christopher, Lori Sivins 23rd Craig Ackerman, Clarence Allen, Holly Cavner, Carole Knox, Mike TenBrink 24th Randy Reeds 25th Chris Broyles, Tom Combs, Nancee DeVogel, Myrtle Jacobson, Steve Karloske, Sean Priebe, Dick Ziomkowski