Marjorie Jean Peterson

Mr. Robert Willis Brown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born to Roy and Hazelle (Sprague) Brown on Tuesday, September 13, 1927, in Big Rapids, Michigan. Robert was raised on a farm in the Big Rapids area and spent forty-two years working for Owen-Ames-Kimball Construction before […]


Mrs. Camilla May “Doddie” Bigney

Mrs. Camilla May “Doddie” Bigney, age 85 of Sparta passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 15, 2015.   A woman of strong faith she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wayne; her children Robert (Judy) Bigney and […]

Aquinas College expands dual enrollment agreement with three area Catholic High Schools

Aquinas College is expanding its dual enrollment agreement with three high schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids to make additional college-level courses available. In the 2015 to 2016 school year, West Catholic High School will expand its existing dual enrollment courses, while Catholic Central High School and Muskegon Catholic Central High School will begin […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President One great source to gather information on what was happening in the Rockford school system is the newspapers put out by the students over the years. The earliest ones were called “Rockford Rocket”. Recently, I used two of the papers in researching some aspects of the school’s athletic history, but I […]

Rockford’s Mackenzie Vallad Signs with Cornerstone University

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Mackenzie Vallad saw her dreams come true when she made it official and signed to play both softball and volleyball at Cornerstone University. On Tuesday, February 3, at 3:00 P.M. in the Ram’s Den at Rockford High School, Mackenzie signed the official papers to play softball at Cornerstone with Coach Jim Farrell present. The room […]