9th Ryan Eckert, Julie Mullet, Ernest Reed, John Ypma 10th Julie Kunkel, Bud Milligan, Matt Trendt, Evelyn VanTimmeren, Gavin Vilchez 11th Darcy Olson 12th Kimber Leigh Hill, Dorine Pell, Sarah Western 13th Claire Berlin, Nell Fredrick, Caroline Molinosky, Kelly Olson, Katie Thome, Katrina Thome 14th Jerry Ayers, Brian Hills, Florence Kramer, Susan Phillips, Hazel Stahl 15th Lora Greenland, Kathy Lindhout, Ann Rutter
January 7 2009
Applications for Garden Club scholarship now available The Rockford Garden Club 2010 scholarship is available to high school seniors planning to study horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental sciences or related fields. It is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to a student attending college in the fall of 2010. Applications are available at the Rockford High School guidance office, and the deadline is March 31, 2010.
by JUDY REED Blowing snow that created icy roads may have been the cause of a three-car accident that sent four people to the hospital Monday, Dec. 28. “This is the worst stretch we have on this road [M-57] between Lincoln Lake and Morgan Mills,” said Mickey Davis, fire chief in both Courtland and Oakfield townships. “It always needs to be salted.” The accident occurred in Oakfield Township, near the intersection of Morgan Mills at about 3:45 p.m. According to Sgt. Draves of the Rockford State Police, a blue 1995 Dodge, driven by Amanda Cooper, 27, of Gowen, was heading westbound on 14 Mile Road (M-57) when the car in front of her began to brake. She couldn’t stop in time, and swerved into oncoming traffic, side-swiping an eastbound Pontiac driven by Susan Waller, 20, of Cedar Springs. Cooper’s vehicle then spun and hit an eastbound van driven by Chad Wight, 39, of Rockford. The van then left the roadway and traveled south down an embankment. Cooper and her seven-year-old child, who was restrained in the front passenger seat in a booster seat, were taken to Butterworth Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Wight and his wife Shannon, 40, who was a passenger in the van, were also transported to Butterworth with non-life-threatening injuries. Waller was not injured. Assisting the Michigan State Police at the scene was both Oakfield and Courtland townships’ fire and rescue units, Rockford Ambulance, and Kent County Road Commission.
As part of their holiday celebrations this past year, Mrs. Beier’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Fowle’s second-grade class at Valley View Elementary School collected and donated books with personalized, handmade cards for kids at Campau Park Elementary School in Grand Rapids. Over 70 new books were donated to surprised and excited kindergartners and second-graders at Campau Park.
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