Rotarian offers philosophy of the ages

Rotarian Bob Boyer isn’t a spring chicken, but he can hold his own during Tuesday’s regular Rockford Rotary jokeoff against Neil Blakeslee. On Tuesday, July 30, Boyer offered a joke with a lesson on the value of maturity. An old German shepherd was chasing leaves and suddenly realized he had wandered too deep in the […]

Assumption BVM Church to re-enact 1913 procession

On August 10, 1913, the people of St. Adalbert’s Parish in Grand Rapids, having just completed a magnificent church building, gave the Catholic farmers of Belmont their old wooden church building. For the next few months, the people transported the disassembled church pieces by horse and wagon along the muddy West River Road to an […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update August 8, 2013

Terry Konkle – President The memorial to Jerry Fox last Sunday in Owosso, Michigan was truly a tribute to a fine man who was such a powerful influence on our town and the people of our area. It was well attended, and he would have been proud of his family members and others who spoke […]

Rockford Community Garden grows with help of Lions and wolves

Plots are sold-out for third straight year By BETH ALTENA There is always something growing on in the Rockford Public School’s Community Garden, and this year the Lions have proved their thumbs are green with a large new plot grown to serve the needy. Nancy Seeley said the forty raised garden beds out behind the […]

Area families enjoyed first-ever Rhino Challenge event

By Cindy M. Cranmer   Organizers are considering The Rhino Challenge an “extreme success” as families got outside having fun and being challenged by the obstacles of the 5K course and raising more than $1,100 for charities in the process. More than 425 people enjoyed a sunny day at the obstacle course recently, according to […]