May 14 2009

Rockford Athletic Department now accepting nominations for Hall of Fame

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The Rockford Athletic Department will be accepting nominations for the Rockford Athletic Hall of Fame through May 15, 2009. The class of 2009 will be officially inducted during homecoming week this coming fall. The Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1990 to honor individuals who have contributed to the athletic program. Each year, a panel meets to select members to be inducted from a pool of candidates nominated by Rockford alumni and community members. The criteria for nominating an individual is simple. The nominee must have exemplified the pride and spirit of Rockford Athletics during and following his/her career. An athlete is eligible if they have graduated from Rockford High School at least 10 years prior to induction. A coach is eligible if they have coached in the Rockford school system for at least five years. Community members and other at-large nominees must have made significant contributions to the Rockford High School program. If you would like to nominate someone deserving of this honor, please contact the Rockford Athletic office at (616) 863-6040 or e-mail Athletic Director Tim Erickson at

New coach hired for Rockford wrestling

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Rockford High School is proud to announce the hiring of Brian Richardson as the head varsity wrestling coach. Richardson will take over for Don Rinehart, who recently retired after spending 35 years with the Rockford wrestling program. Richardson has been an assistant wrestling coach at Rockford for the past 12 seasons. During these 12 years, he was a member of the staff that coached the team to nine OK Red championships, nine district championships, six regional championships and two MHSAA Division I state titles. Coach Richardson previously served as an assistant coach at Avondale High School and Kalamazoo Central High School. He was recognized as Division I Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006. He also has been a registered MHSAA wrestling official since 1985. In addition to wrestling, Coach Richardson has also been a member of the Rockford football coaching staff since 1999. Coach Richardson has been in the teaching profession for the past 17 years and currently teaches in the area of technology education at Rockford High School. He received his undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University and his master’s degree in career and technology education from Bowling Green State University. He and his wife Carolyn reside in Rockford with their two children, Jack and Jamie.

Rockford Rebels announce Player of the Week

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Trent Vander Lende was recently named Player of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending May 3, 2009. Vander Lende was 1-0 as a pitcher and batted 3-7 with two doubles and four runs batted in. He also had five stolen bases for the week. For his efforts, Vander Lende will receive a 10 dollar gift card and a free pizza from B.C. Pizza in Belmont.

Classifieds – May 14, 2009

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HELP WANTED Stites Eye Care in Rockford is looking for a personable, outgoing part-time optical assistant to compliment our great team. Drop off resumes to our office at 6840 Northway Drive in Rockford.      b20 _____________________ Job Opportunity in sales. If sales doesn’t make you want to barf, The Cedar Springs Post Newspaper is looking for someone to sell newspaper advertising for our northern weekly. Work as a team with our eight-person crew. Looking for someone to devote a 40-hour week to building a client base of customers and friends. Work your job into a secure income. For more info, send resume or e-mail message to      ftfn ______________________ NEAT PEOPLE WANTED. Large market share leader is looking for truly neat people who want to focus on entrepreneurial business and develop success strategies. No experience needed. Extensive real estate  training provided. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford Office, (616) 866-4434.      b21 ______________________ Customer service, general help-need summer work? High school grads, college workers and all others! $200/week and up, part-time. $400/week and up, full-time. Local company needs to fill positions immediately! Flexible schedules, great work conditions and pay. For an interview call (616) 243-1250.      b20 ______________________ Mystery shoppers earn up to $100 a day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience not required. (877) 715-3339.      p23 ______________________ Accountant and bookkeeper needed urgently. For more information, contact      p24 ______________________  NOTICES ROCKFORD: Sunday, May 17, Fine Art Sale. New American Legion Hall, 330 Rockford Park (off Northland Dr.), 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Outstanding northern Michigan artists here for “one day only” sale. Includes handwovens, baskets, pottery, prints, pillows, baked goods, and much more. Sale to benefit the Rockford After Grad celebration. Don’t miss this!      f20 ______________________ Auction: May 16, 10:00 a.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church on Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. Food and beverages available at 11:00 a.m. Call (616) 866-4298 or visit      p20cp ______________________ FOR SALE Kitchen cabinets-good shape, medium brown, full set. Asking $1,000. Call (616) 874-7702 for more information.      ftfn  ______________________ GARAGE SALES Rogue River Woods annual garage sales-starts at the corner of Kuttshill and River Woods. Friday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.      p20 ______________________ Green Timbers neighborhood sales […]

21st annual Grattan Township Memorial Day Celebration

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The 21st annual Grattan Township Memorial Day Celebration and Bridge Walk will be held on Monday, May 25. The day will start at 7:00 a.m. with the fireman’s pancake breakfast. A memorial service will take place at Grattan Center cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Following the service is a foot parade across the Seeley Creek bridge and back to the township hall. A flag retirement ceremony conducted by Boy Scout troop 228 will take place at 12:00 p.m.  Activities for the entire family are scheduled throughout the day. Please join us! The 2nd annual Veteran’s Memorial golf tournament will be held on Saturday, May 30 at Arrowhead Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament will be used for the Veteran’s Memorial at Grattan Center cemetery. For more information on any of these events please contact Dianna at 826-1872 or Vivian at 691-7105. Schedule of Events – May 25 7-10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Fire Station 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Historical Society Bake Sale & Raffle Grattan Museum 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grattan Township Parks and Recreation Information Booth 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. St. Patrick’s School Information Booth 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Letter Writing Station – Township Hall 9:30 a.m. Frog Jumping Contest – Township Hall   Bring your own frog. (extra frogs available) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grattan Academy – Open House 0 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Hands of Fun – Township Hall Make and Take Crafts for all ages 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Face Painting – Township Hall 10-11a.m.     Decorating of the Bikes – Town Hall 11-11:45 a.m. Memorial Service 11:45 a.m. -noon Bridge Walk and Foot Parade (shuttle will be available) 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Food Booth – Family, Friends & Neighbors-Township Hall 12 p.m. Flag Retirement – Township Hall Boy Scout Troop 228 12- 2 p.m.      Grattan General Store 25 cent single dip ice cream cones 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Grattan Bar Check out our Bridge Walk Specials! 12:30 p.m.            Turtle Race – Township Hall         Bring your own turtle! (extras available) 1 p.m.                  Penny Scramble – Township Hall 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shuttle Service Courtesy of Klackle Orchards

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