Healing Field display enjoyed in Sparta

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  The remaining flags from the West Michigan Healing Field continue to travel the area for display and inspire local residents. Currently residents, staff and visitors of Meadowlark Retirement Village, 65 Ida Red in Sparta, are enjoying a display of the flags. The remaining flags are available for purchase and each represent one of the […]

Disaster training brings emergency to life

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First responders drill for worst-case scenario by BETH ALTENA No one ever hopes to use the skills they develop under federal guidelines by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), but if the worst happens, they will be ready. Area first responders—police, fire, paramedics and more—fight explosions, toxic disasters, potentially fatal injuries and other potential catastrophes […]

Local Memorial Day Events

ROCKFORD 8:45AM Opening Flag Raising Ceremony—Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford 9:00AM Parade—FromCommunity Cabin north to Lewis St., west on Lewis St. toMain St, south on Main St. to Bridge St., east on Bridge to Lincoln St., south on Lincoln St. across 10 Mile to Rockford Cemetery. 10:50AM Wreath Laying Ceremony and Open House—Merritt Lamb Post. Food and […]

Doman named Sparta High School valedictorian

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Gabrielle Sara Doman has been named valedictorian of Sparta High School class of 2011 at commencement ceremony on June 2. In addition to ranking at the top of her class with a 4.12 GPA, Gabrielle was chairperson of Relay For Life representing NHS and lettered four years in volleyball. Her parents are Mark and Jane Hess […]

Pioneer journal tells tales of settlers to Sparta

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Book signing this Saturday at Great Northern Trading Co. The real diary of early pioneers who homesteaded in the wilds of Sparta was the basis of a book of historical fiction by author Dean Cumings. With imagination and the factual basis of the diary, Cumings tells the story of the difficulties the area’s first settlers […]