Student door-to-door donation drive nearly doubles goal with 16,000

From one to two, now 21 students are participating in a Rockford school club to raise donations for underprivileged students and the Grand Rapids Boys and Girls Club. Pictured are some of the club members.

‘This is an example of Rockford students giving outside of their community’ “What did you do on your summer vacation?” This ageless question can be answered unexpectedly by two Rockford students and a host of their classmates. They knocked on over 5,000 doors asking for a small donation for underprivileged kids and ended up with […]

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

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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 […]

Rockford woman wins discussion with governor

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‘I wasn’t there for the lunch’ by BETH ALTENA When Rockford resident Sandra Cox includes in her preference of job openings the word “dental” because she formerly worked as a dental hygienist, employment programs include in her list of choices jobs that offer dental benefits. This is just one observation Cox was able to share […]

Public invited to duathlon, village celebration

Don Kurylowicz (left), organizer of the second annual Honey Creek Duathlon, and Sean Hogan (right), 15, of Rockford pass Ralph the Moose in downtown Cannonsburg while training for the September 3 duathlon.

A “labor lf love’’ takes place in the Village of Cannonsburg September 3 with the second annual Honey Creek Duathlon charity event. If you can ride a bike, walk or run, you can participate in the Labor Day event, which benefits North Kent Community Services and The Kids’ Food Basket. A duathlon is an athletic […]