September 24 2009

Encampment enchants visitors

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Youngsters learned what it was like to prepare to charge into battle (above), and what sort of items a Native American was likely to have for daily use. The 23rd annual Grand Rogue Living History Encampment was Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20. Reenactor Mike DeJonge said participants are very dedicated, and rules about period dress and behavior are very strict. [...]

Meijer donates $100,000 to WWW Family YMCA

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BIG BUCKS—Bev Thiel, executive director of the WWW YMCA and Stacie Behler, vice president of corporate communication and public affairs at Meijer.                             The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is very pleased to announce that Meijer has made a very generous donation to the residents of northern Kent County by contributing $100,000 to the [...]

Rockford’s Heckman returns with billboards for ArtPrize

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Cancer-stricken artist vows ‘If it’s the last thing I do’ Rockford artist Mark Heckman refuses to be down in the mouth about his health when winning ArtPrize could give him another shot at realizing his dream of creating a lasting monument to Grand Rapids. Heckman has adopted a tooth fairy persona for ArtPrize. Heckman, who is battling stage III non-Hodgkins [...]

Some Rockford history didn’t make the grade

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Author discusses images left out of Images of America Rockford Bobbi Schirado had difficult decisions to make when she was choosing images for the recently published historic book featuring Rockford’s past. The native Rockfordite gathered her images of Rockford from museums, libraries, the public and old family albums for the book, Images of America Rockford. With [...]

Engagements – September 24, 2009

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Rickson-Haas Sara Rickson of Rockford and Brian Haas of Allegan are proud to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rick and Sue Rickson of Rockford. She is a graduate of Rockford High School, the University of Michigan, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. The groom-to-be is the son of Don and Debbie Haas of Allegan. He is a graduate of Allegan High [...]
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