Community says goodbye, Ram Nation

by RICH ZECK The Ram Nation was more than just a store with hip styles and every kind of Rockford paraphernalia; it was a business that defines what the American entrepreneurial spirit is all about. People may see the store’s closing as a sign of the times-but don’t feel sorry for owners Kevin and Rachelle […]

Rockford Garden Club offers scholarship

A $500 scholarship is available to Rockford High School seniors planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2009 to study horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental science or related fields. One scholarship is awarded based on an essay submitted in their field of study. Scholarship applications are available in the Rockford High School […]

Valley View Visit

Kevin Kammeraad visits Valley View Elementary

On January 23 author and musician Kevin Kammeraad visited Valley View Elementary at the request of the Valley View PTO. Kevin wrote children’s books such as A Curious Glimpse of Michigan and The Tomato Collection. Valley View held an assembly where Kevin sang songs with the children, read from his books and spoke to the […]

Women’s water polo stung, blasted, ratted out

Natalie Beeg defends against Saline.	Photo by PATRICK KEELEY

by PATRICK KEELEY Rockford women’s water polo, the defending state champions of 2008, went to Ann Arbor Pioneer for their Early Bird Tournament to start the season. Although the first game ended well, with a 15-4 win over Dexter, the next three games against Ann Arbor area teams were painful to watch. Rockford lost to […]

Hansen named Western Michigan regional champion

Andy Hansen

Parkside Elementary School student, Andy Hansen, 9, placed first in the 9-10-year-old age group in the 63-pound weight class at the MYWA Western Michigan regional championships recently held in Lowell. Hansen, son of Scott and Jennifer Hansen of Rockford, advances to the state championships at Michigan State University on April 4 and 5.