Scouts, with special guest Tom Kinney, pose for a photograph of their visit to the Rockford Squire Newspaper office.

Scoutskinney

By BETH ALTENA   The Squire has had Boy Scout tours in the office many, many times as they prepare for their communication badges, but never had the opportunity to host one of the country’s most decorated Scouts. Area resident Tom Kinney began his Scouting career in 1949 at the age of eight. Before he […]

School Beat

Dear Rockford Community and RPS Staff:   On May 5, 2015, Michigan voters will have an opportunity to vote on a “Safe Roads” ballot proposal that will amend the State constitution and provide $1.2 billion a year to repair and renovate Michigan roads and highways. The purpose of my article is to provide voters with […]

Rockford High School awarded High School Television Station of the Year 2015.

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The Michigan Association of Broadcasters recently named Rockford High School’s video production program, Beyond The Rock, High School Television Station of the Year 2015. This is the program’s seventh overall title, and third in the last four years. Twenty-six students placed with top three honors in nine various categories from Daily Newscast to Talk Show […]

Great Expectations

I am continually impressed by the academic performance of the students at Rockford Public Schools. You won’t read about their accomplishments in the Grand Rapids Press or on MLive, unless it’s a MEAP scorecard. Occasionally, you will see reference and a picture about individual student academic honors in the area weekly papers and they should […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President When fire destroyed Rockford High School in February of 1922, a new building was constructed beside Rockford Athletic Park on North Main Street. This one story structure housed all of Rockford’s students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The school’s main entrance faced Main Street and many classrooms were located to the […]