Walk through history at encampment

reenactment

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 […]

Village race raises two grand for NKCS

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.

by JOHN HOGAN Sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80s provided ideal conditions for nearly 150 participants in the second annual Honey Creek Duathlon held Monday in downtown Cannonsburg. Racers covered more than 18 miles on bike and on foot, and then returned to Honey Creek Inn for an afternoon of food, drink and […]

Courtland man arrested on CSC charges

CSC-charges

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 […]

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

Toni Szczepanski, WWW 
Family 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.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The Kent County Sheriff Department, in collaboration with the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA and Devos Children’s Hospital Safe Kids Coalition, conducted a bicycle give-a-way and safety event for 29 area children on Tuesday, August 28. Making it all possible were 29 new or gently used bikes that had come into the […]

Local theatre group reaches higher level

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 (RRCTC). “The nonprofit corporation, formed this summer, is taking local theatre to a higher level of professionalism and community engagement,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Homrich, head of an […]