A Message for You

Look for the true gifts of Christmas by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, UCC Rockford On a blistering hot day this past summer, I was waiting at a red light in my air-conditioned car when a lean young man jogged past the traffic. With a natural orange “fro” bobbing as he ran, he was […]

Driver was five times over legal limit

The driver who was going the wrong way on the East Beltline and caused a fatal crash had five times over the legal limit of alcohol to drive, the Michigan State Police said Tuesday, December 1. Thirty-year-old Aaron Hayes was killed Monday, November 23 on his way to work as a first grade teacher in […]

Obituaries— December 3, 2009

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Hessenius Mr. John R. Hessenius, age 85, of Shalimar, Florida, passed away quietly with his family by his side on November 23, 2009, at his home. John was a native of Rockford and moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1956. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette Lane Hessenius of Shalimar; daughters, Sandra Bressan […]

School Beat — December 3, 2009

Student Assistance Team helps struggling students by TOM HOSFORD Assistant Principal, Rockford High School Our Rockford Public Schools take great pride in the success of our students. Our community should be proud of the numerous awards Rockford students receive for their success in the classroom. We should be equally as proud of the success and […]

Local book store celebrates birthday, holidays with variety of family fun events

Everybody loves a good story and nothing gets a person into the holiday mood more than a good Christmas story. This year, you can hear live, on Main Street in Cedar Springs, at the Kent Theatre stage a reading/telling of the beloved Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” Called “theater for the ear,” this Reader’s Theater […]