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 […]

Relay for Life kicks off Friday at 3:00

‘The support and excitement continue to be inspirationally overwhelming’   Music, food, games and entertainment for a great cause are all elements of the Rockford Relay for Life 24-hour event, which kicks off at the North Rockford Middle School’s track field this Friday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m. The Rockford Fire Department and Rockford Public […]

Rockford’s finest honored at induction ceremony

By BETH ALTENA Pillars of the greater Rockford community were recognized Tuesday, May 7 at a very special ceremony that had the meeting room of Rockford City Hall packed and an impressive crowd at Peppler Park’s Recognition Plaza. The Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) has a difficult job of selecting the very elite of our […]