Five Rockford artists with entries in ArtPrize 2013

Five local artists have entries in one of the largest art shows in the nation this year. ArtPrize begins September 18, however artists have already begun installing works in an area covering three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids. This independently organized international art competition with an unprecedented $200,000 top prize decided by popular vote […]

Assumption welcomes new principal; construction of new science lab

Returning students, teachers and families were not only greeted with bulldozers and dump trucks at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Belmont – there was a noticeable new face among the more than forty new students, Greg Apkarian. Apkarian joins Assumption as its new principal after Mike Micele retired, ending his six-year […]

New Rockford Area Museum Prepares for Grand Opening

After two years of thinking and planning plus thousands of hours of hard work by dedicated volunteers, the the Rockford Area Historical Society, (RAHS) is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the NEW Rockford Area Museum on September 26. The road to this point has not been an easy one. It started in 1969 […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   At our first monthly meeting On September 5, 2013, a large crowd turned out to hear Vic Villareal speak about the “Edmund Fitzgerald”. His presentation included possible theories as to why the ship sank during the major storm. During a question time after the program, several in the audience asked […]

Volkov

Mr. Ilya Vasilevich Volkov, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Ilya is survived by his loving wife, Nina; children, Vladimir (Lydmila) Volkov, and Aleksei “Alex” Volkov; grandson, Jegor; sister, Valja Krapivinskaja. Ilya was a good father and husband, and was always there to lend his helping hand. He proudly served his country […]