Rockford woman a repeat offender in random acts of kindness

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by BETH ALTENA At age 64, Vern Criner is “the baby here” at Richter Place Apartments, a fair housing complex for residents age 62 and older. Julie Carr, 74, is his senior by 10 years. When she heard that the relative newcomer to the complex wished he had a bedspread, she sprang into action. With […]

A Message for You

Prayer is a Relationship by PASTOR SCOTT SWIX Hope Community Church “Oh, God, please HELP with ____.” (Fill in the blank here—job, wife, husband, health, school, kids, mortgage, loved one, fear of flying, etc.) That’s a very popular prayer indeed, and has been for thousands of years. It’s often combined with “if you do, I […]

‘Discover Pickerel’ needs volunteers

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Help defend the natural habitats at Pickerel Lake Park/Fred Meijer Nature Preserve against an alien invader! Kent/MSU Extension Master Naturalist program is partnering with Kent County Parks to host an Autumn Olive Control Project at Pickerel Lake on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. An orientation is included […]

ENGAGEMENTS — Brouhard Shafer

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Brouhard-Shafer Richard and Deborra Schafer of Rockford announce the engagement of their son Adam Shafer to Terri Brouhard of Traverse City, Mich. Terri is the daughter of John Brouhard and Linda Schaefer of Brighton, Mich. She is a 2007 graduate of Eastern Michigan University and is employed as an electrical designer. Adam is a 2007 […]

Johnson Controls employees help protect Rum Creek

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Johnson Controls employees and their families helped to plant 180 feet of native plants along Rum Creek on Saturday, August 25. This effort was part of Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative program, which began in the watershed in 2010. The project site, owned by City of Rockford resident Jack McClennen, was transformed from […]