January 5 2012

Special Olympics swim program started by Rockford residents

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High school students donate time, training The SOAR coaches and some of the athletes have just finished a training session. “This is great way for kids to be able to help others learn to swim. They are also forming new friendships,” says Coach Alaina Smith. Early last December, 15 local youths took time out of their busy holiday schedule to complete training to become [...]

Lost-and-found pole story a testament to townspeople

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Bill Modders saw the expensive-looking fishing rod leaning against a light pole near the Towers at S. Squire Street in Rockford and knew a fisherman had probably accidentally left it. When, after three nights, the pole was still there, he brought it home and made a call to the local newspaper to run a lost-and-found ad. “Found—nine-foot fishing rod by Rogue Towers, [...]

Students invent new monkey drink

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Leave it up to the students to come up with a delicious drink that is so yummy and warm for the tummy. Delaney, Curly, Bailey and Luke named it the “Fruitin Monkey,” which includes the ingredients chocolate, banana, marshmallows and, of course, extra chocolate recommended. Please don’t try to make this drink at home—leave it to the pros at Epic. Seemed as though [...]

Local author offers 99 cent eBooks

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Cedar Springs author T. K. Francisco is offering her eBook for just 99 cents. Local Cedar Springs author, T. K. Francisco is launching her new Christian fiction series, which was recently nominated for 2012 Book of the Year by the Christian Small Publishers Association. The young adult/adult series is a crossover family friendly action-packed adventure for all ages. [...]

Jansen’s unemployment insurance reform bills signed

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Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township, joins Gov. Rick Snyder as he signs Jansen’s unemployment insurance reform into law, repaying the state’s $3.2 billion unemployment trust fund debt and stopping a federal tax increase on Michigan employers. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Monday, Dec. 19, to restore the long-term solvency of the state’s unemployment trust [...]
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