Rockford group to submit entry, perform at ArtPrize

Some of the members of the Rockford ArtPrize choir rehearse under the direction of Renee Vande Wege. The group will be performing a song composed by Kayle Clements, which is the actual ArtPrize entry. Vande Wege is trying to have a 90-member choir perform the song at the ArtPrize performance on September 22.

by CINDY M. CRANMER A Rockford woman is working to turn her dream into reality with an ArtPrize performance that will feature 90 area singers as well as a song entry the public can vote on at the event. ArtPrize, which runs this year from September 19 to October 7, was founded in 2009 and […]

BIRTHDAYS September 15–21

15 Wendy Harr, Bonnie Hyder 16 Joyce Bolthouse, Sheryl Deyoung, Sarah Didion, Wilma Ingham, Colin Kalemba, Allyson Meester 17 Kellie Roblee, Sabrina Jade Tiensivu 18 Nate Brown, Gil Clark, Jaden DeVogel, Susan Eckert, Jane Kettelhut, Mike Moore, Phyllis TenBrink 9 Don Geldersma, Paul Krupp, Haley Pilgrim, Roberta Sheils, Roberta Shripka 20 Nora Harmony Angle, Alton Klinger, John Luton, Stacey Schluckebier 21 Richard Amon, Ruth Denick, Macy Ruchty, Myles Ruchty

Angstman graduates with honors

Navy Seaman Recruit Emily N. Angstman, daughter of John E. Angstman of Rockford, recently graduated from Operations Specialist School with honors. During the course at the Center for Surface Combat System Unit, Great Lakes, Ill., Angstman learned to operate surveillance and search radars, recognize and identify electronic signals, control aircraft approach devices and operate electronic […]

Food and fun fundraisers help with boy’s treatment

MAX AND MORE—Nine-year-old Max Manciu has been receiving treatment for the rare disorder he suffers from and can now walk, talk and run. Two local fundraisers will help his family continue his treatment.

Rare treatment has seen success “Max Matters!” invites the public to participate in a pair of fall fundraisers that will help a local boy with a rare disorder continue treatment that is seeing continued success. Max Manciu, now age 9, has a peroxisomal disorder that is very rare and is inherited from both parents. With […]

Local students graduate from WMU

Three Rockford students are among those who graduated from Western Michigan University in June 2012. Robin David Dine earned a bachelor of science in psychology. Rachel Bernice Siegel earned a bachelor of fine arts in dance. Mallory Ellen Stephens earned a bachelor of science degree.