Doman named Sparta High School valedictorian

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Gabrielle Sara Doman has been named valedictorian of Sparta High School class of 2011 at commencement ceremony on June 2. In addition to ranking at the top of her class with a 4.12 GPA, Gabrielle was chairperson of Relay For Life representing NHS and lettered four years in volleyball. Her parents are Mark and Jane Hess […]

Benjamin Garlets receives National Teaching Fellowhip

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The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is delighted to announce that Benjamin Garlets, from Rockford is one of 92 Fellows selected for the 2011 W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship. A 2010 graduate of Grand Valley State University majoring in mathematics and biomedical sciences, Garlets has been an undergraduate research assistant in neurology […]

Roguewood Elementary School’s Jason Whittaker, an Example in Excellence

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Young man is friend to many and defender to those in need Jason Whittaker, 11, is the son of Dean and Sandi Whittaker and brother to Olivia, Claire and Elise. He is a well-liked student at Roguewood, where classmates describe him as conscientious, responsible, hardworking, organized and a young man with leadership abilities. Jason is […]

MacGregor votes to reform welfare benefits

Lawmaker applauds effort to help residents become self-sufficient The Michigan House recently approved legislation continuing a 48-month limit on welfare benefits for able-bodied adults. House Bills 4409 and 4410 limit assistance to able-bodied individuals to 48 months, provides penalties for not meeting work and education requirements, and ensures illegal immigrants do not receive benefits. “Changing our welfare […]

Community members ‘pull together’ for nature

Becky Steiner and Lynn McIntosh work hard at pulling garlic mustard on the White Pine Trail.

Saturday, May 14, while some were racing in the rain to cross the finish line at the Riverbank Run, others were involved in a different kind of race right here in Rockford—the race to save our beautiful native Michigan spring flowers from being overrun by invasive plants like garlic mustard and Dame’s rocket. About 20 […]