Art Van Furniture royal wedding winners married


Rockford couple holds extravagant reception at Comstock Park location  Proving its commitment to fun, style and unpredictability, Art Van Furniture celebrated marital bliss with an in-store fairytale wedding designed to fit the dreams of a West Michigan couple. As winners of the Art Van Furniture Royal Wedding Contest, on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), Lindsey Bonner […]


Thursday, November 17 Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan. New Mounted […]

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Christmas: a more joyous occasion  by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Once upon a time, just a few days before Christmas, two men who were neighbors decided to go sailing while their wives went Christmas shopping. While the two men were out on the water, a storm arose. The water became very rough […]

Hunting family had long journey here—then and now

Some current members of the Hunting family came from far away to hear a historic recount of the family travels. The earliest Huntings had a long travel from Suffolk County, England before finally settling in Cortland Township.

Historical Society hears tale of emigration  by BETH ALTENA Virginia Cox was the speaker at a recent Rockford Area Historical Society meeting at the Rockford Community Cabin. Arriving from Virginia, where she resides, Cox also attracted other out-of-area relatives from her Hunting family as she shared the history of Huntings through the years. Virginia said […]

State police receives Smart Policing grant

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue recently announced that the Michigan State Police (MSP) has received a federal grant to conduct data-driven, evidence-based policing research and training in an effort to develop effective, economical and innovative responses to emerging crime trends. The $400,000 grant is part of the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) from the U.S. Department of […]