Academy ‘the best kept secret in Michigan’

A CHANGED MAN—Spencer Williams had dropped out of school, knew his life was going nowhere, when he made the decision that changed his life. He signed on with the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy.

Rockford youth turns life around by BETH ALTENA Spencer Williams was a 17-year-old high school dropout who knew his life was headed nowhere. His dad, Dan, described Spencer as a “pissed off kid, a mad kid” who just didn’t quite fit in. He wasn’t dumb, but he just didn’t click in the traditional high school […]

Reds celebrates anniversary with big thank-you

Those of us lucky enough to call Rockford and northern Kent County home may have grown accustomed to the many positive changes in our local landscape over the past five years. But talk to a newcomer or someone who hasn’t visited in years and you may just view our quaint, Norman Rockwell-like town through a […]

WEDDINGS — November 18, 2010

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Recine-Ruark John and Barbara Ruark of Comstock Park would like to announce the marriage of their daughter Adrianna Leigh Ruark to Nicholas Lorenzo Recine. Nicholas is the son of Lorenzo and Heather Recine of Seymour, Conn. An intimate ceremony took place on the afternoon of November 6, 2010, in Virginia Beach, Va. The beautiful couple […]