ENGAGEMENTS — Lowe-Vidal

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The parents of Samantha Lowe of Indianapolis and Rory Vidal of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Samantha is the daughter of Dennis and Judy Coffey. The bride-to-be graduated from Miami of Ohio University and is currently an elementary school counselor. Rory is the son of Bob and Kathye Vidal and […]

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Student door-to-door donation drive nearly doubles goal with 16,000

From one to two, now 21 students are participating in a Rockford school club to raise donations for underprivileged students and the Grand Rapids Boys and Girls Club. Pictured are some of the club members.

‘This is an example of Rockford students giving outside of their community’ “What did you do on your summer vacation?” This ageless question can be answered unexpectedly by two Rockford students and a host of their classmates. They knocked on over 5,000 doors asking for a small donation for underprivileged kids and ended up with […]

Courtland man arrested on CSC charges

CSC-charges

A Courtland Township man and former firefighter has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct (CSC). According to Kent County Undersheriff Jon Hess, the incident allegedly occurred at the home of Terry Lynn Welch, 51, the evening of August 16, or the early morning hours of August 17, and involved a juvenile. Welch […]

Bikes and Smiles were the order of the day at Wolverine Worldwide YMCA

Toni Szczepanski, WWW 
Family YMCA Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma, and Amy Horn, Helen Devos Children’s Hospital Safe Kids Program Asst., standing in the foreground of a long line of bikes to be gifted to 29 area children.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The Kent County Sheriff Department, in collaboration with the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA and Devos Children’s Hospital Safe Kids Coalition, conducted a bicycle give-a-way and safety event for 29 area children on Tuesday, August 28. Making it all possible were 29 new or gently used bikes that had come into the […]