Rockford family leads 300-mile biking expedition in support of Haiti earthquake relief

The Second Annual H.I.S. Home 300 Bike Ride, Michigan Route, a six-day noncompetitive bike ride to support Haitian orphans, was started by Rockford resident Geoff VanBerkel and his wife Judy, whose now adopted daughters lived through the 2010 earthquake in Port Au Prince. The fundraising and awareness ride began on June 20, 2011 from Rockford […]

Cannonsburg Elementary School’s Natalie Frank is Example in Excellence

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Student has a quiet confidence and generous spirit Natalie Frank, 10, is the daughter of Dan and Carolyn Frank and sister to Cameron. At Cannonsburg Elementary School, Natalie’s teachers and staff describe her as a student with a positive attitude and spirit of service. She is always willing to help another student and her patience, […]

Zoo Society announces campaign for tigers, bears, more

This is similar to the type of car that will be used in John Ball Zoo’s system. Cars for John Ball Zoo are not yet designed and no conceptual drawings are available at this time.

The John Ball Zoological Society recently announced they will be bringing tigers back to Grand Rapids with the help of a generous community. The fund drive is Phase II of the Zoo Society’s “Restore the Roar” Capital Campaign. The projects include the Bill and Bea Idema Foundation Funicular and Forest Realm, the Bissell Tree House […]

Rockford Public Schools employees save district millions with contract concessions

Contract negotiations between the Rockford Public School Board, the Rockford Education Association (REA), and the Rockford Education Support Professionals Association (RESPA) concluded quickly this year in an attempt to balance the district’s budget in the face of more funding cuts from the state. Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) teachers and support staff accepted two years of […]

The White Insurance Agency opens Rockford branch

The White Insurance Agency is proud to announce the opening of their fourth location in Rockford. For 138 years, since their establishment in 1873, The White Insurance Agency has been providing quality products, excellent service, and competitive prices to Western Michigan through their main branch in Fremont and offices in Grant and Twin Lake. With their […]