First responders honored for resuscitating lifeless baby

TOGETHER THEY SAVED A LIFE—From the sister who found her to the officers and ambulance paramedics who helped her retake her first breath, this group of heroes had a hand bringing 13-month-old Kainani Morris back from death.

by BETH ALTENA On a beautiful day in June, a Rockford family’s worst nightmare struck. Twenty-three-year-old Erica Morris went outside to find her 13-month-old sister, Kainani, at the bottom of the family swimming pool. She wasn’t moving, and when pulled from the water, she remained unresponsive. Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones told the story before […]

Local first responders brighten holidays for children with Shop with a Hero event

Sgt. Matt Rogers of the Michigan State Police Drive Track, Lansing, enjoys participating in Shop With  A Hero.

The Michigan State Police (MSP) and Cedar Springs Police Department hosted a “Shop With A Hero” event on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Meijer in Cedar Springs. Twenty-one children from 10 families participated in this event. Meijer donated over $1,000 and provided pizza and drinks for the families that were in attendance. Each child received a […]

Two Rockford girls take home national medals

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Runner among 10 fastest in Midwest Julia Bos, a junior at Grand Rapids Christian High School, and Taylor Manett, a senior at Rockford High School, participated in the Foot Locker National High School XC Championship Meet on Coronado Island in San Diego on Saturday, Dec. 10. Bos and Manett qualified for the national championship meet […]

2012 calendar ‘Gardening with the Moon’ now available

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Need a last-minute gift for the gardener or sportsman on your shopping list? The 2012 “Gardening with the Moon” calendar by Venman’s Plant Service is available just in time for Christmas. Working in sync with phases of the moon, the 2012 calendar lists the best days for myriad tasks, including weeding, planting, pruning and harvesting. […]

RAM artifact #6

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This long saw was donated to the Rockford Area Museum (RAM) by Forrest Simmons. Rockford was, at one time, a gateway to incredibly large virgin forests of white and red pine, north of here, accessed by the Rogue River and its tributaries. The saw was handled by two men, one on each end. This type […]