Youth celebration at the Park N Party

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President The last “Nugget of Rockford History” question brought many responses and lots of information. I asked for the name of the man who had a bakery on Courtland Street in the area where Ward’s Barber Shop is today. Several readers called with a correct answer of Johnny Green. Then, it started […]

Link considered between Luton Park with White Pine Trail

By BETH ALTENA Mountain bikers welcome—Rockford’s reputation as a prime community for biking may soon become even more envious. The townships of Courtland and Cannon have proposed a three-community collaboration to create a bicycle trail between Luton Park in Cannon Township through parts of Courtland Township and meet the White Pine Trail in downtown Rockford. […]

Rockford rider turns passion into compassionate undertaking

Bikers ride length of state to help others By BETH ALTENA Most people drive their car to work, to the store, to run errands, and take the easy availability of transportation for granted. Rockford resident Todd Stelma has made it his mission to help those who, for whatever reason, do not have the convenience of […]

Easton Foundations’ archery center breaks ground

The West Michigan Archery Center and Algoma Township are happy to announce the official groundbreaking of their Olympic-style archery center on July 8th at 6pm. This unique project is the culmination of over 4 years of public, non-profit, and private cooperation. The project has a storied history, with beginnings at the Rockford Sportsman’s Club. The […]