Service Center thanks Rockford Rotary for donations

Sweetheart Splash, art event benefit local families in need Sandy Waite, director of the North Kent Service Center, recently visited Rockford Rotary Club to thank the service organization for generous donations made over the years. She said need requested from the center is at an all-time high and each donation helps a local family that […]

Birthdays – September 5-11

12th Joyce Blakeslee, Chad English, Glenn Knox, Al Pedley 13th Florence Cooley, Aunt Barbara Gardiner, Matt Palmer, Sandy Wybranowski 14th Goldie Ellenwood, Uncle Joe Gardiner, Lindsey Ray 15th Wendy Harr, Bonnie Hyder 16th Joyce Bolthouse, Sheryl Deyoung, Wilma Ingham, Colin Kalemba, Allyson Meester 17th Kellie M. Mackie 18th Nate Brown, Gil Clark, Jaden DeVogel, Susan Eckert, Mike Moore, Phyllis TenBrink 19th Paul Krupp, Haley Pilgrim, Roberta Sheils

Church group helps repair Appalachian homes

From Rockford United Methodist Church, 34 youth and adults left on Saturday, July 11, for a week to Wyoming County, West Virginia, where they helped repair five homes, mostly due to flood damage. The five crews sided, roofed, underpinned, insulated, drywalled, and painted a room addition for a family with three children; built a rooster […]

Hollinrake named Clerk of the Year

Kent County Clerk Mary Hollinrake was selected Clerk of the Year by the Michigan Association of County Clerks (MACC). Chosen for her efforts representing Kent County and her 82 colleagues before the state legislature and her heavy involvement in various MACC committees, Hollinrake received the honor at the annual conference in Kalamazoo on August 25. […]

Nominations open for 2009 Kevin A. Kelly Award

Michigan’s Children, an independent, non-partisan, multi-issue advocacy organization, is seeking nominations for the second annual Kevin A. Kelly Child Advocate Award. The award is named for longtime Michigan’s Children board member Kevin A. Kelly, the former executive director of the Michigan State Medical Society, who died in 2008 after decades of service to the children […]