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Backpacks, items are needed for local families

July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Even though school is out for the summer, the staff at North Kent Service Center (NKSC) are already working on our back-to-school project. Their goal is to supply about 500 backpacks full of school of school supplies to their clients’ school-age children. Any donation of new backpacks, calculators and other necessary school supplies would be greatly appreciated. NKSC [...]

A Hero’s Welcome, Long Overdue

July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

5/3 Ballpark Hosts LZ Michigan, a welcome home for Vietnam vets By Matt Marn  A parade of motorcycle riders cruised into 5/3 Ballpark on a hot and sunny July 3 to kick off LZ Michigan, a reunion and welcome home for Vietnam veterans. LZ Michigan was also a chance for the community to show their gratitude for all the veterans went through and sacrificed for their country. [...]

The Rockford Area Historical Society nominates Edna Haner for consideration by the Rockford Area Community Endowment

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Edna Haner was born in Rockford on December 26, 1875 and lived in the area all of her life. She was an only child. Her father, Charles, a Civil War veteran, was a partner in a wagon and carriage shop in Rockford. In 1897 Mr. Haner and his then partner, William Haskell, had their building destroyed by fire so they relocated by Rum Creek on the east side of Monroe Street. [...]

Winners announced for annual BeeVee Film Awards

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Like a scene out of Hollywood, actors, actresses, directors and producers waited in line to walk down the red carpet leading to the fourth annual BeeVee Film Awards at Bella Vista Church in Rockford. As cameras flashed, the young people posed for their adoring fans and were interviewed by ceremonies co-host Brad Spead on their accomplishments for this year’s short film [...]

Summer Reading Club returns to library

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Kent District Library (KDL) invites children and teens to sign up for the Summer Reading Club and spend some time reading this summer! This year’s Summer Reading Club runs from Monday, June 14 to Saturday, August 7. This summer, the library will encourage kids to “make a splash” and teens to “make waves” with lots of free programs. Enjoy arts and crafts, [...]
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