Education

Rockford Art Students Win Honors

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Michigan Art Education Association held their yearly State Youth Arts Festival and Rockford art students and teachers were well represented. Each active member of the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) is allowed to submit no more than 5 pieces of student work, K-12. The work is divided into Elementary, Middle School and High School levels with expert and [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President Let’s begin this week by discussing a couple of questions that have come up recently! In a conversation with one of our museum volunteers last week, she told me that a lady from Rockford had asked her “Where is the new museum?” I have been asked the same question and my first response used to be “It is located in the old 63rd Courthouse [...]

PC approves final plan for Monroe Street condos.

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Sale of contaminated half-acre of city property included Passionate, even tearful comments against approving a 51-unit condominium development were heard by Rockford Planning Commissioners on Thursday, March 26 before the board voted five to one to recommend Rockford City Council give the final go-ahead to the project. Developer Marcell Burger and two [...]

Historic home to be demolished, park created on grounds

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

‘The house is tired’ by BETH ALTENA Best bet, the Joyce house at 7991 Cannonsburg Road was built about the 1850s. The white two-story was home to Kathleen Joyce until she was age 92 and was built by her grandfather, Edward Joyce. The home, on the banks of Bear Creek and next to the Cannonsburg Bottle Shop, will soon become not historic but history, taking with it [...]

Odyssey of the Mind State Finals! March 21, 2015

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

A beautiful sunny day in rural Middleville Michigan became a haven of creativity, teams, coaches, duct tapes, color, cars, trailers and fun! Over 2500 people converged on Thornapple Kellogg Middle and High Schools to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind State Finals! They came with their problem solutions, inventions, technical devices, props, sets, costumes, music, [...]
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