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‘Pure Michigan’ tale of two bridge walks

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Surrounded by friends and family,Karen Fish Wartella carries an insulated collapsible Budweiser cooler containing the cremated remains of her late husband Charles F. “Chuckie Bud” Wartella while participating in her first ever (and his last) Cheboygan Labor Day State Street Bridge Walk. Photo by RICH & DAWN ADAMS Labor Day morning found [...]

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

September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘This is an example of Rockford students giving outside of their community’ 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. “What did you do on your summer vacation?” This ageless question can be answered [...]

Village race raises two grand for NKCS

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

by JOHN HOGAN 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. Sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80s provided ideal [...]

Courtland man arrested on CSC charges

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 was arrested and arraigned that same day, [...]

Rockford woman wins discussion with governor

August 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘I wasn’t there for the lunch’ by BETH ALTENA Governor Snyder is pictured with his favorite weekly newspaper and with Rockford resident Sandra Cox. 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 [...]
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