Fireworks – July 4, 2009

July 4 Fireworks At dark in Downtown Rockford.

RHS Centennial Class of ’84 opens time capsule

The Rockford High School class of 1984 time capsule is unearthed on Thursday, June 25, 2009. Notice the engraved marble headstone.	Photo by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Once in a while a newsworthy event happens in Rockford that isn’t a carbon copy of the exact same thing the year before. The following is our coverage of just such a story. The seeds (no pun intended) for this story were planted in May 1984 when the senior graduating […]

How a village was built

CANNONSBURG'S KING—Don Kurylowicz sits on the back of Ralph the Moose, the newest addition to the eclectic community of Cannonsburg.

The 25-year story of Honeycreek Inn and Cannonsburg “There were two wars going on. There was an oil embargo. We were in a recession. Our president had just resigned and a new one was coming on board,” said Don Kurylowicz of his first days in the Village of Cannonsburg. “So, things have changed a lot […]

Students attend Life Leadership three-day conference

This year's Rockford students selected to attend the Life Leadership conference are (back, l–r) Ryan Romain, Stephen May, Brandon Roberts, Drake Veitenheimer; (front) Marissa Saladin, Lindsey Blodgett, Margaret Smiley, Alison Prus and Kelsey Schwiebert, along with (far right) Rotarian Rick Ehinger. The three-day conference is designed to build on the students’ qualities of leadership.

Rockford Rotarians had to raise a little extra cash this year to send a record number of Rockford High School students to a three-day Life Leadership conference at Kettunen Center in Tustin, Mich. According to Rotarian Rick Ehinger, “This is the most we’ve had going from our district in the entire 61 years of this […]

Rockford Register – July 2, 2009

Saturday, July 4 Rockford Farm Market-8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. 3rd Annual Children’s Bike Parade-2 p.m. along the White Pine Trail from South Squires Street parking lot to Squires […]