Rockford donations save 129 lives

Melissa Meitz of Michigan Blood, 1026 Fuller Ave., Grand Rapids, reported that 47 people took the time to donate blood in Rockford on October 4. Of the 47 people who signed in, 43 were able to donate blood that day. Three were first-time donors and the total units of blood has the potential to save […]

Garden Club to hold meeting

The Rockford Garden Club is holding their October meeting on Tuesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 159 Maple, Rockford. Barb McGuirl will be demonstrating how to make a sunflower bird feeder and Indian corn table decorations. There is a $3 materials fee for those who wish to participate. This meeting is […]

Volunteers needed to produce 100,000 lifesaving meals

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Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) provides lifesaving meals to people who need them most all over the world—from countries affected by natural disaster to places enduring economic despair. FMSC meals are distributed in nearly 70 countries through missionary partnerships at orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee camps and malnourishment centers. Bella Vista Church (BVC), as part of […]

Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium to host “13 the Musical”

Thirty-two of West Michigan’s most talented teenagers will light up the Rockford High School Fine Arts Center as “13 the Musical” bursts onto stage for its Michigan premiere. The cast will feature six local performers: Mitchell Todd, Cash and Raquel Maciel, Carlee Bleeker and Zain Olson, all of East Rockford Middle School. Tony Award-winning composer […]

Introducing the first RHS Hall of Fame inductees

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Following graduation from Rockford High School in 1970, Dr. Linda Johnston attended Michigan State University, earning a B.S. in dietetics in 1974 and a master’s degree in institutional administration with an emphasis in labor and industrial relation in 1976. She continued her education at George Mason University, earning her Ph.D. in conflict anal­ysis and resolution […]