Meijer and its shoppers team up to feed the hungry

Grocer’s food donation program raised nearly $300,000 for food pantries last December With local food banks facing shortfalls this spring, supercenter chain Meijer is re-launching its Simply Give food donation program to help restock the shelves of local food pantries, including the North Kent Service food pantry. The announcement was made by Hank Meijer’s co-chairman […]

Women’s soccer league competes in Lowell tournament

Women's soccer league.

A group of Rockford residents have joined together to play in the Rockford Community Services Women’s Soccer League’s second soccer tournament in Lowell in the 30+ Women’s Division. The team supports Rockford by wearing the color orange.

Michigan House recognizes Belmont youth volunteer

SPIRIT AWARD—State Rep. Tom Pearce, right, welcomed to the Michigan Capitol today Courtney Fedeson and her parents Brian and Jodi Fedeson.  Courtney has been named one of Michigan’s two top youth volunteers to receive the 14th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Pearce invites ‘Spirit’ recipient Courtney Fedeson to Lansing State Rep. Tom Pearce welcomed to the Michigan Capitol today Courtney Fedeson of Belmont, one of two top youth volunteers to receive the 14th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Fedeson, a 12-year-old seventh grader at North Rockford Middle School, was recognized during today’s Legislative session by […]

Bagging a bird

Ken Chettelburg and is father Bob.

  The 2009 Michigan spring turkey hunt is underway April 20 – May 31. Hunts last from 7 to 42 days, depending on the hunt unit.  According to the DNR, there are 48,138 square miles of Michigan open to spring turkey hunting. Pictured at right is Rockford resident Ken Chettleburg who bagged this 25 lb. […]

Births, April 30, 2009

Maggie Isabelle McCarthy

Maggie Isabelle McCarthy Proud parents, Cullen and Jacquie McCarthy of Rockford, Michigan announce the birth of their new daughter, Maggie Isabelle McCarthy. Maggie was born on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 4:04 p.m. at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maggie was welcomed home by her sister, […]