Eight-year-old donates hair to help others

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Aubree Crane, 8, a student at Lakes Elementary School, grew her hair out and recently donated 10 inches of it to Locks of Love. Aubree said, “I don’t miss my long hair, and now it can go to someone who doesn’t have any hair.” She loves her new cut, done by Carrie Marie at Genesis […]

Local artist offers Pure Michigan photography in ArtPrize

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Rockford photographer Jon Hartman, a 1995 Rockford High School graduate, has been accepted in ArtPrize 2012. His entry is a series of Michigan landscape photographs entitled “Pure Michigan” which will be on display at the Ledyard Building, which is located directly across Monroe Center from the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). “I have always been […]

‘Commit to Cannon’ team of seven announces candidacy for township board

The “Commit to Cannon” team, candidates for Cannon Township Board, consists of (l–r) Annamarie Bauer, Jim Pearson, Dennis Smith, Rob McBrien, Tim Nelson, Ken Carozza and Jim Alles.

A team of seven cannon township residents recently announced its candidacy for Cannon Township Board. The team consists of Dennis Smith (supervisor), Jim Alles (treasurer), Ken Carozza (clerk), and four running for trustee: Rob McBrien, Tim Nelson, Annamarie Bauer and Jim Pearson. “Running with a campaign pledge called ‘Commit to Cannon,’ our team will bring […]

Students learn about local conservation efforts on Rum Creek

Students from the Summer Journeys program help to collect water quality data on Rum Creek.

The section of Rum Creek across from the Rockford Community Cabin was busy with activity Saturday morning, June 23. Eighteen students from middle schools in the Grand Rapids metro area were busy collecting water quality data on Rum Creek. These students were part of the Summer Journeys program, which was founded in 2008 to help […]

Aero-Med playground touchdown for practice

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Many Rockford residents had the opportunity to see the Aero-Med helicopter up close Wednesday June 13. The medical transport helicopter based out of the Gerald Ford International Airport landed on the playground area adjacent to Parkside Elementary School as part of a Landing Zone Training conducted by the Rockford Department of Public Safety. Public Safety […]