September 6 2012

Walk through history at encampment

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The West Michigan Living History and Educational Association would like to invite the public to the 26th Annual Grand Rogue Living History Encampment on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Every year on the second weekend after Labor Day, visitors can view first hand what life in early America was like at the annual Grand Rogue Living History Encampment. This is a timeline [...]

Village race raises two grand for NKCS

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by JOHN HOGAN Mike Jonkman (left), 56, and his son Kenzie (middle), 17, a senior at Rockford High School, and Sean Hogan (right), 15, a Rockford High School sophomore, are all smiles after completing Monday’s Duathlon in Cannonsburg. They take a break on Cannonsburg Road before heading to the refreshment tent. Sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80s provided ideal [...]

Courtland man arrested on CSC charges

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A Courtland Township man and former firefighter has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct (CSC). According to Kent County Undersheriff Jon Hess, the incident allegedly occurred at the home of Terry Lynn Welch, 51, the evening of August 16, or the early morning hours of August 17, and involved a juvenile. Welch was arrested and arraigned that same day, [...]

Bikes and Smiles were the order of the day at Wolverine Worldwide YMCA

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Toni Szczepanski, WWWFamily YMCA Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma, and Amy Horn, Helen Devos Children’s Hospital Safe Kids Program Asst., standing in the foreground of a long line of bikes to be gifted to 29 area children. Photo by RICK KAMEL/YMCA The Kent County Sheriff Department, in collaboration [...]

Local theatre group reaches higher level

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Rogue River Community Theatre Company’s board of directors includes (l–r) President Kenneth Homrich, Secretary Shannon Rop, Vice President Michael Jonkman, Director of Theatre Patricia Rose, and Treasurer Stephanie Gamble. The curtain is opening on a whole new approach to community theatre in Rockford, with the debut of the Rogue River Community Theatre Company [...]
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