Rockford Lions, youth groups help to plant thousands of trees locally

The Rockford Boy Scout Troop 264 and Cub Scout Troop 3264 are pictured with members of the Rockford Lions Club, under the direction of Rockford Lion Club First Vice District Governor elect Rock Wood. The troops planted Norway spruce trees at the Courtland Township Fire Station across from Myers Lake.

The Rockford Lions Club teamed up with several youth groups to plant trees at 12 Rockford Public Schools and the Courtland Township Fire Hall. More than 50 varieties native to Michigan were planted by members of the Rockford Lions Club, Rockford Leos Club, Cub Scout Pack 3264, Boy Scout Troop 264, and Rockford students over […]

Rockford team takes cake in state championship

Davenport University was the host to the Odyssey of the Mind state chamionships and Rockford teams had reasons to smile. The North Rockford Middle School Team A took the top honors in Weird Science. Pictured are Madison Doorn, Andrew Playford, Gretchen Kaye Parker, Mikayla Brown, Kallen Wolfer, Caleb Waldvogel, and Will DeMan. The team is coached by Debbie Playford and Sherry Brown.

Rockford youth honored for volunteerism at national award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER—Former First Lady Laura Bush congratulates Courtney Fedeson (far right), of Belmont.

Rockford student Courtney Fedeson, 13, of Belmont was honored in the nation’s capital for her outstanding volunteer work during the presentation of The 2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Fedeson-along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country-received a $1,000 award as well as personal congratulations from former First Lady Laura Bush at […]