Rockford donors reach milestones

Bill allows 16-year-olds to give blood  Melissa Meitz, Donor Relations Specialist for Michigan Blood, recently announced the results of the blood drive held Monday, Jan. 3, at the Rockford Community Cabin. “It was a great start to 2011,” Meitz reported. She said 67 people signed in and donated a total of 57 units of blood. This […]

Scouts attend summer camp

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Cub Scout Pack 3282 Roguewood Elementary Webelos recently attended Gerber Cub Scout Webelos Adventureland Camp. They enjoyed friends and outdoor activities, lots of games and had tons of fun. Participating Scouts were Maxwell Scroggs, Blake Gordon, Parker O’Brien, Conner Hoyle, Sebastian Stange, and Matt Copping. Adults in attendance were James Scroggs, Chad Gordon, Joe O’Brien, […]

Girl Scout Junior Troop 2731 of Assumption School earns Bronze Award

Girl Scouts Molly Kalinowski and Heather Denton sew acoustic panels for their school’s music center.

On May 15, Girl Scout Junior Troop 2731 of Assumption School in Belmont successfully completed their Bronze Award, the highest award a junior-level Girl Scout can earn. The Bronze Award consists of completing badge work in skills and leadership, in conjunction with planning and executing a service project. Each girl needed to complete 15+ hours […]

Veterinary practice believes in ‘family way of doing things’

Bridges Animal Hospital in Ada just 20 minutes from Rockford Denise Whittoft, DVM knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was just six years old. When she fulfilled her dream, she then realized she wanted to be her own kind of vet—a person like the old-fashioned family doctor who takes time to get […]

Student earns Boy Scouts highest ranking

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Aaron Trapp is one of the outstanding young men in the Rockford community and has been recognized recently by Boy Scouts of America with the organization’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Many may have met Aaron during the summer months as he worked on his family farm in Grattan Township. His family owns the Trapp Berry […]