McDaniel earns prestigious Scout rank

Eagle-Scout

Tyler McDaniel, a 2009 graduate of Rockford High School, attended his Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony on May 14. He earned the prestigious Scout rank in September 2009. To earn this honorable rank, McDaniel built a set of benches for the Veterans Home cemetery in Grand Rapids. McDaniel’s Scouting career began in Pack 3264 […]

Kids ages 17, under invited to swim, bike, run with officers

The Rockford Area Kids Triathlon will be held on July 10, at the Rockford High School. All proceeds benefit the local DARE and Explorers Program. Pictured are (left to right), Sgt. Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police, F/Lt. Chris McIntire of the Michigan State Police, Deputy Tonya Walkons of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, and Jason Bradley of the Rockford City Police Department.

Having a great time with lots of law enforcement officers is just one benefit of signing up for this year’s Triathlon to be held at Rockford High School Saturday, July 10 starting at 9 a.m. Kids who participate—with or without their parents—will enjoy a well deserved sense of accomplishment when they have completed the three-part […]

Duncan Disposal’s ‘Cart for the Cure’ hopes to trash breast cancer

Duncan Disposal’s Tom Duncan unveils the “Cart for the Cure” at a Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Duncan Disposal Service announced recently the launch of its “Cart for the Cure” program which supports the efforts of awareness, prevention and the cure of breast cancer. Customers will have the option to exchange their standard green trash carts, typically supplied by Duncan Disposal, for a specially produced bright pink colored waste and recycling cart […]

Rockford’s veterans remembered

Pioneer-Cemetary

Rockford’s earliest veterans were remembered on Memorial Day Monday, May 31 at Pioneer Cemetery, at North Rockford Middle School, visible from Ten Mile Road. Flags were placed on graves by members of the Rockford Historical Society. This year will be a great time to visit the cemetery, which is now being generously maintained by the […]

Rockford celebrates National Day of Prayer

This year’s Rockford Ministerial Association Day of Prayer was held at Bishop Hills Elder Care Community on Thursday, May 6. Local students gathered to sing, pray and hear words by community and church leaders. The first call for prayer for our leaders was in 1775. In 1952 President Truman declared a National Day of Prayer, and in 1988 President Reagan signed into law declaring the National Day of Prayer to be the first Thursday in May. Now, each year the current president signs a proclamation encouraging prayer for our nation.