Local company Christmas party focuses on giving back

Event looks to ‘shake off the Grinch,’ donate Toys for Tots Byrne Electrical Specialists Inc, a local manufacturer privately owned and operated for 40 years by Norman and Rosemary Byrne, has decided to “shake off the Grinch” this holiday season with its bi-annual Christmas party to be held Saturday, Dec. 5, in downtown Grand Rapids. […]

Great gifts do good works for women

This holiday season, wouldn’t it be nice to know the gifts you purchase for your loved ones are directly helping change the lives of others? This Christmas, Women At Risk (WAR) International has a couple ideas to help you do just that! The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit is founded on a passion for creating circles of […]

Obituaries — November 25, 2009

Bylsma Mr. Donald “Don” Bylsma, age 63, of Rockford passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, following a brave and courageous battle with his illness. Don graduated from Union High School in 1964, and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After returning home, he worked for VanAndel & Flikkema, Carstar, […]

A Message for You

The power of gratitude by MARCIA HUFSTADER member of Third Church of Christ, Scientist Grand Rapids Every day the news is filled with signs of anger, resentment, uncertainty and dishonesty. What is there to be grateful for, and does gratitude do any good? Sometimes it takes searching our heart, searching our inner thoughts, to feel […]

Births — November 25, 2009

birth-Donehoo

Donehoo Big brother Daniel Donehoo welcomes Nolan Harwell Donehoo, born October 16, 2009, at 8 pounds, 15 ounces and 21.5 inches long. Nolan is named after the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame broadcaster, Ernie Harwell. Nolan’s parent’s are Jeff and Emily Donehoo of Broomfield, Colo. Nolan’s grandparents are John and Jackie Donehoo of Rockford. Nolan’s […]