Armed robber holds up local credit union

Lake Michigan Credit Union

by BETH ALTENA “It isn’t against any law to go into a bank with a helmet on, but it certainly should be a red flag for tellers,” said Kent County Sheriff Lt. Kevin Kelley. The Sheriff’s Department, assisted by task force members from the Grand Rapids office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are […]

Sun, fun and sand in store at Score for third Volley for Mitchell

SEE YOU THERE—Mitchell Peterson, center, has inspired a town to rally around him. Volley for Mitchell is a third-year fun fundraiser and everyone is invited. Visit www.volleyformiitchell.org to find out more or to sign up.

Sun and fun and the new sand courts at the Score Restaurant and Sports Bar, 5301 Northland Drive, is the site of this year’s Volley for Mitchell. In its third year, this event is open to all, and organizer Pete MacGregor would like to see more teen teams sign up. Middle school and high school […]

Bike tour rolls into Rockford this Thursday

STOP AND SAY HI—To your former teacher. Or to 600 bike riders who will roll into Rockford on the last leg of a seven-day ride. Bonnie Lindke, Rockford teacher for 34 years (right) will be among riders.

They will have seen 335 miles of beautiful Michigan scenery by the time their seven day son the road are done. On Thursday, July 16, an approximated 600 bike riders will roll into our town for a camp out at North Rockford Middle School before finishing their ride. Barry Culham, organizer for the 18th annual Michigander […]

Maghielse after hours a tour and a mystery

maghielse1

  Now is a great time to invest in real estate, and on Monday, July 13, Steve and Denise Maghielse showed off a recent investment of their own. The building at 117 Courtland is the newly remodelled office of Maghielse & Company and was the location of July’s Rockford Chamber After Hours. In a short […]

Campout combines fun, community

Members of the Webelo den, (l–r) Michael Fox, Jim Woodard and Jason Andrus, prepare a flag for retirement.

  Crestwood’s Cub Scout Pack 3285 finished their Pack year with an overnight campout at Camp Roger in May. The event, attended by 26 Scouts plus their adult partners, combined skill-building, community service, teamwork and adventure into a fun-filled weekend.   For many of the kids, this was their first time camping. Younger Scouts stayed […]