Rockford boys cross country team places at Bath Invitational

Rockford’s varsity boys cross country team placed third with 102 points behind perennial powerhouse Saline (55 points) and Northville (77 points) in Division 1 of the Brett Clement Bath Invitational on Saturday, September 7. Sophomore Isaac Harding ran 16:30.1 for a 7th placed finish, followed by juniors Paul Burke (16:55.4) and Colin Reichenbach (16:58.7) in […]

Soccer hits rough patch with three-game week

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Rockford men’s varsity soccer began their three-game week with a win against Holland’s West Ottawa. Jason Lenon, with an assist by Tyler Pellerito, gave the Rams the 1-0 lead. Defender Joel Pietila stopped the Panthers from making a goal during the first half when goalie Nate Henderson blocked a shot but could not get back […]

City may never know source of E. coli contamination

Manager describes ‘perfect storm’ of failures   By BETH ALTENA   Multiple system failures occurred simultaneously to allow the City of Rockford’s water to be tainted with dangerous levels of E. coli bacteria, and City Manager Michael Young said the source of the contamination may never be identified. Young said a chlorine pump that was […]

John Ball Zoo – It’s not your childhood Zoo!

People tend to think of a visit to the Zoo as a summertime activity, but the fall is an excellent time to visit too! For one thing, beginning September 16, John Ball Zoo admission is reduced to $5.00 for adults, and $4.00 for kids. Children two and under are always free. In the cooler fall […]

Help protect natural habitats at Pickerel Lake Park/Fred Meijer Nature Preserve

MSU Extension is partnering with Kent County Parks to host the Annual Autumn Olive Control Project at Pickerel Lake on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 am and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. An orientation is included and all supplies and tools are provided. Pickerel Lake Park provides visitors with the opportunity to […]