Plainfield Board narrows field to two

Twelve residents interested in serving township  In the vacancy left by Trustee Rebecca Borek’s resignation from the Plainfield Township Board, a field of twelve candidates has been narrowed to two and a vote on the appointee will take place at the August 2 regular meeting. Residents Ken Chester, Jim Idema, Kimberly Bryant, Jeanne Herlacher, Thomas Cable, […]


Another advanced-fee loan scam in Western Michigan area Moral Lending Bureau of America was brought to the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) attention on July 15, 2011. Initially, the company’s website stated that they were accredited with the BBB, which is not the case; this company is NOT accredited with the BBB of Western Michigan. The […]



Steffes-Sella Sarah Jean Steffes and Andrew Joseph Sella, both of Grand Rapids, announce their plans for an August 27 wedding. Parents of the couple are David and Kym Steffes of Rockford and Joseph and Cecilia Sella of Grand Rapids. The future bride is a graduate of Grandville High School and Michigan State University. The future groom […]

Girl shows heart with hair donation


Rian Ignasiak, an eight year old student at Lakes Elementary School, spent ten months growing out her hair in order to donate it to children suffering from hair loss. On June 13, she donated nine inches of locks. When not in school, the fourth-grader’s interests include being a member of the competitive dance team for […]

Vacation destination is like Rockford with the sea


by BETH ALTENA If you haven’t seen me around town lately, it is because I and my husband Bill have been on vacation to our favorite home away from home, Maine. We drive each year to an island called Mount Desert, which has lovely small towns with wharfs, shopping and dining to enjoy. The island […]