Miracle Field groundbreaking sets goal of three months to first game

Surprise donation will allow accessible playground By BETH ALTENA When Tony Comden, Director of the West Michigan Miracle League, spoke to the members of the board of directors of the West Michigan Sports Complex, he was asking them to give up considerable space in the new baseball complex planned for property off Ten Mile in […]

Rockford Lions are miracle makers with donation of $10,000

On Wednesday, May 15, The Rockford Lions proudly watched how their funding helped make it possible for six physically challenged children to wield golden shovels in breaking ground for Rockford’s new Nate Hurwitz Miracle League Baseball Field. Now children with disabilities will have their own venue and league allowing them to enjoy playing America’s game of baseball.   A […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President For many years Kathy Cornwell was very active as the volunteer leader of our Rockford Area Museum. She was the director for some time and then the curator for awhile. Health issues slowed her down in recent years, but last week she called to give me some information concerning Russell’s Café. […]

Chamber “After Hours” hosted by RE/MAX United

Cinco de mayo continued into Monday, May 6 at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” event hosted by RE/MAX United. A packed house of more than 70 Chamber members plus other guests were in attendance at the recently remodeled building on the corner of N. Monroe and Courtland. Members and guests enjoyed great Mexican […]

Poppy sales contribute to needs of veterans

For most Americans, Memorial Day signifies the beginning of summer and an opportunity for remembrance of those who have served our country during times of war and peace. Do you know that only seven veterans at the Grand Rapids home for Veteran’s  make all the poppies for the whole state of Michigan?  They can earn […]