Rockford calendar a perfect gift that gives again

Rockford photographer and member of the Rockford Volunteer Police Service (VPS) James Herdegen holds a calendar alongside Jane Smitter, who bought seven of the calendars for gifts to those who live elsewhere. The calendar sale funds projects the VPS undertakes, such as “adopting” a needy family this holiday season.

by BETH ALTENA If you live in Rockford, it can be easy to take the charming and sparkling beauty of downtown for granted. If you don’t live in Rockford, pictures of our hometown in the form of a calendar with seasonal photographs capturing the real beauty here make a perfect gift this holiday season—for at […]

Local salon gives back to community

HE-Accents

Every year during the holiday season, the staff at Accents Hair Design Studio take time to help a family make the season a little brighter with gifts of food, clothing and presents. This year, they are reaching out to others in the area to help as well. For each $5 donation of nonperishable food items, […]

Dad marks 10th anniversary of son’s death, former RHS student Ezra Hogg

Ezra Hogg, son of John Hogg

Over 10 years ago on September 11, 2001 almost everyone can recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of the terrorist attack on America. On December 10, 2001, John Hogg remembers where he was at and what he was doing when he was informed that his son, Ezra […]

Rockford hockey wins overtime thriller

The Rockford High School varsity hockey team hit the ice Saturday, Dec. 3 to take on the Pioneers from East Grand Rapids (EGR) in an OK conference Tier One showdown. Both teams have high expectations for this season and both teams have played close games, with the Rams coming into this one 2-2 and the […]

Crickets Crop Shop opens to serve scrapbookers

Ribbon-cutting attendees at Crickets Crop Shop in Grattan on October 5, 2011 include Mike Verdun, Chamber vice president; Terry Remelts, Chamber Board member; Jodi Paulsen, Chamber staff member; Dianna Force, proprietor; and Michelle Krick, Chamber member.

Several members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce along with Chamber staff member Jody Paulsen recently participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new business venture in Grattan. Crickets Crop Shop opened in June to serve scrapbook enthusiasts. When asked about how she decided to open the store, owner Dianna Force commented, “I was […]