Rockford mission helping in Haiti

Help has quietly been going to Haiti since 1943 from Baptist Haiti Mission (BHM), located at 118 Courtland, Rockford. Since a devastating earthquake that has killed thousands of people since Tuesday, January 12, the world has been watching, and the mission’s hospital and staff are on the front lines in rescue efforts. Ron Sparks is […]

County cuts Rockford court to one day per month

When Rockford’s court opens for business, it will be just one day a month and only handle small claims cases, according to Rockford City Manager Michael Young. Young said the court administrator, Donna Gilson, informed Rockford’s police chief of this latest news in the five-year saga of court consolidation. Rockford and Kent County are in […]

Officers invite teens for fun

Sign up by Saturday, January 23, and you will also have a t-shirt as a souvineer from a night of fun, food and hanging out with the police. The sixth annual Rockford Youth Night is Saturday, February 6 from 8 to 11 p.m. at MVP Sports in Rockford. Middle school-aged kids are invited to spend […]

United Methodists and Evangelical Lutherans clasp hands

Two Rockford

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On Saturday evening, Jan. 23, there will be a very special worship and holy communion service for the Rockford community. Here’s how it came about: In the spring of 2008, at the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, and this past August 2009, at the Church-Wide Assembly of the […]

Local teacher to live in tree

RCS teacher promotes fundraising through Operation Squirrel Rockford Christian junior high teacher, David Buth, has once again challenged the middle school students with an exciting fundraiser goal. For every $100 the students raise, Mr. Buth has committed an hour of consecutive tree-dwelling. Fundraising has already begun and will last through early spring 2010. Last year […]