Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford coming August 12

In it’s 11th year and more popular than ever, Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford will be held Saturday, August 15 in downtown Rockford. The event is a family-oriented event with a silent auction, picnic on the banks of the Rogue River, a children’s run as well as the main event. Last year the run raised a […]

Patrol extended in Cannon Twp. through Sept. 7

by MITCH HARVATIN The Kent County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD) and Cannon Township have teamed up to fight crime overnight. Cannon Township has hired the KCSD to patrol extra hours after township officials saw a growth in crime productivity, especially in the Lake Bella Vista area. “We see a spike in calls during the summer time, […]

McKay signs letter of intent for Rochester

Rockford 2009 graduate Kylie McKay has signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Rochester College. On Thursday, July 30, McKay and her parents met with Rockford High School Coach Jessica Yonkers and Rochester Coach Joel Shrader to sign this letter of intent. McKay helped the Lady Rams to win the district championship […]

Rockford National competes in District 9 Little League Tournament

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Out of 40 teams in the District 9 Little League Tournament, Rockford National went 4-0 in pool play, qualifying for bracket play—with the top 16 teams remaining in the tournament. In bracket play, Rockford lost to Zeeland 13-1, beat Southern East 10-3, and lost to Southern West 14-4. “These kids [ages 9 to 10] have […]

Rockford boys win homerun derby

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The West Michigan Stars had three players place in the recent 10U Gonzoball Tournament Homerun Derby. Bryce Davis (right) placed first in the derby with four homeruns, while Cameron Ross (left) and Carter Ross (center) tied for second place.