Rockford High School awarded High School Television Station of the Year 2015.

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The Michigan Association of Broadcasters recently named Rockford High School’s video production program, Beyond The Rock, High School Television Station of the Year 2015. This is the program’s seventh overall title, and third in the last four years. Twenty-six students placed with top three honors in nine various categories from Daily Newscast to Talk Show […]

Rockford Towing ‘You never know what any day will bring’


Business under new ownership By BETH ALTENA   Chad Momber has been in trucking all his life. In February 2008, he noticed the only towing business in his hometown of Sparta sold out and moved out of the area. “I said to my wife, we have nine hair salons, nine pizza places and no tow […]

Great Expectations

I am continually impressed by the academic performance of the students at Rockford Public Schools. You won’t read about their accomplishments in the Grand Rapids Press or on MLive, unless it’s a MEAP scorecard. Occasionally, you will see reference and a picture about individual student academic honors in the area weekly papers and they should […]

The tax attic

A grand total of three weeks are left in the 2015 tax season; meaning that April 15 is right around the corner. It seemed like yesterday that we flipped the calendar to January 1. A snap of the fingers and it will be all over for this year which will put another tax season into […]


Mr. Robert Smith Burch

Mr. Robert Smith Burch of Rockford, Michigan, age 89, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior in the early morning of Friday, March 20, 2015. He was born to Paul and Sadie (Smith) Burch on Saturday, May 23, 1925 in Rockford and had been a life-long resident of the area. Bob was […]