Rockford elementaries earn Green School awards

Roguewood students receive their award. Right is Emily Schnepp receiving Valley Views Green School award.

Roguewood and Valley View may soon have other Rockford elementaries going green with envy. Both have been honored with an award by Green School awards program hosted by Kent County and Kent ISD. The ceremony took place at the LEED certified Fine Arts Center in Forest Hills Public Schools. According to Principal Hiblen, the students […]

Rockford senior honored

A PROUD MOMENT—Lena Sims shows off her award for coming in as the State’s 1st place winner in Fundamental Accounting sponsored by the Business Professionals of America.

by CHRISTINE BIGNEY Lena Sims looks like the-girl-next-door, a senior at Rockford High School. She’s articulate, pleasant to talk to, and occasionally humorous. Any parent would be proud to have Lena as their daughter, just on that basis alone. But Lena is something special. Not only does she thrive on “lots of AP (advanced placement) […]

Birthdays—May 9-15

May 9 – 15 May 10th Bill Antor Jack Cook Jodi Hay Linda Martinson Gary Pratt Delores Quinn Gerry Riemersma May 11th Stan Hone May 12th Paul Des Noyers Ralph R. Smith Bill Troy May 13th Harold Martinson Michael Richard Tyler TenBrink Esther Waller May 14th David Dingman Chuck Pearson Connie Potter Lynda Ringelberg May […]

Main Street—May 7, 2009

Don’t blame the pigs Apparently it was the pork chop producers lobby that got the name “swine flu” changed to “H1N1 flu.”  I’m glad.  I had flu myself last winter and I never kissed a pig. Anyway, pigs never had this particular strain of influenza. These intelligent animals got the bad rap because it’s related […]

The Tax Attic—May 7, 2009

Seminars help to improve client service As I have gotten older, I enjoy listening to more different types of music than I did when I was much younger. For instance, my future son-in-law Devon Cunningham and I just happened to end up at Founders Brew Pub in Grand Rapids last weekend. I have written before […]