Grannies make a difference, one child at a time

SPECIAL GRANNIES—Millie Anderson (left) and Gisela Leichty (right) share stories of their grandchildren.

Most people over the age of 75 are winding down and enjoying the twilight years of their life, right? Not for a couple of grannies who are in the prime of their life and enjoying every minute of it. Gisela Leichty, 81, and Millie Anderson, 76, are a couple of grannies who are making a […]

John Ball’s Traveling Zoo visits Rockford

A Pueblen milk snake is part of John Ball's Traveling Zoo, which recently visited Krause Memorial Library in Rockford.

Z’s Kids Club Traveling Animal Show brought the zoo to Rockford’s Krause Memorial Library on Monday afternoon, June 29, 2009. John Ball education staffers, Colleen and Robyn, came with hands-on learning experiences that included, among other things, a display of animal furs, a rattlesnake skin, and an empty ostrich egg. Also visiting as part of […]

Dental office puts focus on exceptional patient experience and building relationships

Dr. John P. Klooster

Enjoy the coffee bar and internet in the waiting room before you go in for your dental appointment at Dr. John P. Klooster’s Belmont Dentistry, PLC at 1259 Post Drive in Belmont. Dr. Klooster calls his office a “scratch start-up practice based on the principals of convenience, care and value.” “Our high-tech office focuses on […]

Latest technology on tour at treatment plant open house

THE NEW WAY—In older treatment plants, wastewater sits for a long time so solid parts sink. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria and another chemical removes chlorine. In the new North Kent Sewer Authority treatment plant, ultraviolet lights are used to mutate bacteria so it cannot reproduce. See how the process works at an open house on Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at 4775 Coit NE, Grand Rapids.

It was nearly a decade in coming and is one of only a few of its kind in the United States. Residents of the City of Rockford and townships of Alpine, Cannon, Courtland and Plainfield have a vested interest in the North Kent Sewer Authority treatment plant at 4775 Coit NE, Grand Rapids. On Friday, […]

Pothole season ‘the worst in decades’

Michigan State Police patrol vehicle stranded in pothole.

Kent County officials have announced that March 2009 was the worst month for potholes in West Michigan in more than thirty years. Above is a Rockford Michigan State Police patrol vehicle which recently became stranded in one of the area’s large potholes. In related news, the county has also announced that West Michigan motorists have […]