News Bits — December 10, 2009

Meechum among new Rockford Rotarians Rob Meechum remembers playing in Rockford’s Rotary Park (off Fremont Street) as a boy, but didn’t know anything about the organization. Now he is among several new members inducted into the service club recently. As an adult, the lifetime Rockford resident wanted to find a way to be more involved […]

News Bits — October 22, 2009

Veterans, active duty military honored with free food On Veterans Day, November 11, all of the nearly 2,000 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants will honor U.S. veterans and active duty military with a free meal. All guests with proof of current or former U.S. military service will enjoy a free entrée from a selection […]

News Briefs — October 8, 2009

Calling all parents of RHS class of 2010 Can you believe they are seniors already? This year will go by even faster than all the rest, and plans for AfterGrad 2010 are underway! AfterGrad is a drug- and alcohol-free celebration for Rockford High School (RHS) graduates, held at a “secret location” immediately after the graduation […]

Hollinrake named Clerk of the Year

Kent County Clerk Mary Hollinrake was selected Clerk of the Year by the Michigan Association of County Clerks (MACC). Chosen for her efforts representing Kent County and her 82 colleagues before the state legislature and her heavy involvement in various MACC committees, Hollinrake received the honor at the annual conference in Kalamazoo on August 25. […]

Nominations open for 2009 Kevin A. Kelly Award

Michigan’s Children, an independent, non-partisan, multi-issue advocacy organization, is seeking nominations for the second annual Kevin A. Kelly Child Advocate Award. The award is named for longtime Michigan’s Children board member Kevin A. Kelly, the former executive director of the Michigan State Medical Society, who died in 2008 after decades of service to the children […]