Sparta Community

Healing Field display enjoyed in Sparta

October 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

  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 people killed in the September [...]

Disaster training brings emergency to life

July 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Local Memorial Day Events

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

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. [...]

Doman named Sparta High School valedictorian

May 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 of Rockford and Jim and Stacy Doman of Sparta. [...]

Pioneer journal tells tales of settlers to Sparta

May 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Book signing this Saturday at Great Northern Trading Co. Dean Cummings 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 faced, from cutting a wagon path [...]
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