Summer fun benefits the Humane Society

Mikayla and Michael Beard, along with Olivia Warner, did a “Golf Chip-in” fundraiser at the Gless home on Myers Lake. They made up invitations for the neighbors and charged for the golf and snacks. Together they raised $158.50 for the Humane Society of West Michigan. The Beard children, grandchildren of Jan Peterson, were visiting from […]

Locks of Love donation has special meaning for Rockford student

Taylor Westbrook, 12 of Rockford, is donating her beautiful hair for a beautiful cause, “Locks of Love”.  This is her third time donating to this cause. This is exceptionally special to her as she lost her Aunt, Sheri Salo to breast cancer last year. Emily, at A Cut Ahead Salon in Rockford did the honors. […]

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 […]