veterans

Rockford welcomes injured vets in third annual charity softball event

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA They came to Rockford for the second time Fridy, August 14 and Saturday, August 15 to scrimmage as helpers to our Miracle League players, meet and interact with the public and play ball against celebrities and local police and fire fighters. What they were also doing is showing their support and comradarie to other veterans who, like them, fought for our [...]

Honor our injured veterans with hometown picnic

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA On August 21, 2006 Brian Belcher was in Afghanistan when his Humvee was ambushed and hit with a rocket. His legs and left arm were on fire, and he jumped out of his vehicle to try to put out the flames. He couldn’t pat the flames out and dropped to roll to try and stop the burning. When he stood again he was shot twice in the leg above his knee. His left [...]

News Bits — October 22, 2009

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Veterans, active duty military honored with free food On Veterans Day, November 11, all of the nearly 2,000 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants will honor U.S. veterans and active duty military with a free meal. All guests with proof of current or former U.S. military service will enjoy a free entrée from a selection of six signature favorites. This [...]

Algoma Needs Help to Finish Memorial Park

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

by JUDY REED When the old Algoma Baptist Church was torn down in 2004, some may have thought it would be forever forgotten. But the township, in conjunction with the Algoma Township Historical Society, has made sure that won’t happen. On Memorial Day, the township will dedicate a new Memorial Park on the site of the old church on Grange Ave., south of 13 Mile. The [...]