Obituaries

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 […]

Mexico, Italy, sunny Caribbean comes to downtown Rockford with Spring Break Saturday

Grand prize two-night stay at Little River Casino and a Go-pro camera for lucky drawing winners   Italy never tasted as good as it will March 28 in downtown Rockford. Explore Bowdacious Designs, 27 N Main Street to find Easter eggs, visit Kimberly’s Boutique to “cake walk” exotic locales and win prizes, try a tasty […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President When fire destroyed Rockford High School in February of 1922, a new building was constructed beside Rockford Athletic Park on North Main Street. This one story structure housed all of Rockford’s students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The school’s main entrance faced Main Street and many classrooms were located to the […]

Tax Attic

I believe it’s time for me to write an article concerning the coming May 5 vote on Proposal 1. Whether or not to pay some tax and fix our roads is the question that will be answered on May 5. There are plenty of organizations promoting the negatives of the proposal. They are right in […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President Last week’s column mentioned the importance of volunteers and wondering if there should be a day set aside to honor them each year. I received an e-mail from Marlene Moulton which directed me to a website dealing with National Volunteer Week. This year it occurs from April 12-18 with the thought […]