18th Annual Rockford Sweetheart Splash!

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The Rotary Club of Rockford presents the 18th annual Sweetheart Splash on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  This winter fun event takes place at the Rockford Dam is a community favorite.  Area “jumpers” brave the icy Rogue River with participants performing skits and dance routines prior to going in the water for a […]

Mommy Fit Club works with busy moms

By Cindy M. Cranmer   Kaitlin Thornton is the face behind Mommy Fit Club. She founded the group with a motivational Facebook page more than two years ago. Thornton has expanded the group to include a boot camp and, most recently, a runner’s club. Thornton, a Rockford High School graduate, attended Grand Valley State University […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President The new museum project is currently nearing the end of the renovation part of our plans. The two main rooms, the hallway, the bathroom and the entryway and windows have seen a lot of work. To bring readers up to date, I am listing the areas that have been addressed and […]

Community Cabin College – Offering opportunities for life-long learning.  

February 18 – The Titanic – Rob Schuitema, Education Manager for the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will be the guest speaker. Information on the Titanic exhibit will be shared during this session about all the items on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  Lunch is $6.50, at the Community Cabin, and will be catered […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President Sometimes things happen which change the plan that I have for a column. This week I was going to cover the “Nugget of Rockford history” question, but I am going to do that next week. Why? Because I received a letter from Helen Hessler, a 1932 Rockford High School graduate (Helen […]