With the help of ChoiceOne Bank, Sparta Area Schools teacher Larry Carter and the Sparta Township Historical Commission (STHC) have made substantial progress in their efforts to open a museum that displays various artifacts from Sparta’s history in a downtown Sparta building. Originally named the House of Flavors, the building was built in 1963 and […]

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Area students make deans’ lists

Brothers Ethan and Caleb Post have both made the dean’s list for the winter quarter of 2011-12 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, by achieving a 4.0 winter grade-point average. Calvin College has also announced its fall 2011 dean’s list. To earn a spot on the dean’s list at Calvin requires that a student maintain at […]

Hope announces Dean’s List

Hope College, located in Holland, Mich., is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Among those listed are Rockford students: senior Alyssa Brillinger, freshman Sloan Ouellette, junior […]

Migrant Council awarded grant

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The Sparta Area Migrant Resource Council (Sparta MRC) is one of nine Migrant Resource Councils in the state of Michigan that are overseen by the Department of Human Services. The Council is a collaboration of public and private agencies, growers and concerned citizens, working together to serve the needs of migrant farmworkers in the greater […]

ChoiceOne Bank challenge generates donation to Sparta Education Foundation

Pictured are (l–r) Amy Homich of ChoiceOne Bank, President Robert Liscombe, Vice President Leo Maki, Trustee Robert Shirado, and Treasurer Vicki Brown.

ChoiceOne Bank recently donated $560 to the Sparta Education Foundation (SEF). Sparta Area Schools employees were given the challenge: for every Health Savings Account (HSA) they opened at ChoiceOne Bank within a certain time frame, the bank would donate $10 to the SEF. “As the local community bank, we are proud to assist the Sparta […]