Last weekend of Harvest Fest is fun for young ones

MAKE A MEMORY TO TAKE HOME—The Make It & Take It scarecrow event continues this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rockford Historical Museum by the dam. Kids love to create their own.          photo by Tom Scott

The fun started with family, and now our heritage is behind us. The last weekend of Harvest Fest is the Children’s Weekend with events for kids highlighting activities. There will be plenty for teens and adults to do as well, with entertainment around town, the used book sale at Krause Library from 9:30 a.m. to […]

Chili cookoff hot despite drizzling day

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NO ONE KNOWS CHILI LIKE FIREFIGHTERS—Our judges and chefs did a fine job. This year’s judges were Courtland-Oakfield Fire Chief Micky Davis, John Barnes of Algoma FD, Captain Brian Morris of Cannon FD, Lt. Pat Duvall of Plainfield FD and John Keillor of Grand Rapids FD. At right are two winning chefs of the five […]

Boy Scout Troop 228 holds Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 228 held a Court of Honor Thursday evening, Aug. 27, at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church. The evening began with a pot-luck dinner, followed by the Court of Honor. The Court of Honor opened with the presentation of the flag, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Scout Master Jim Grissom conducted the meeting […]

Over 1,000 Rockford students honored in literacy program

(Left to right); Mckenzie Palmisano and Rachael Erste, fourth-graders from Meadowridge Elementery.

                    by BECKY ERSTE-HOLMBERG The students from Rockford’s eight elementary schools were recognized for their summer reading program on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Rockford High School’s football game against Grand Haven. Rockford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler announced the elementary schools that participated and […]

Reader identifies mystery machinery

WHAT IS THIS MACHINE?—The machine had a plate attached that identified it as a “press” manufactured by the Joseph F. Murphy Company of Worchester, Mass. Ron Hagedorn identified it and, along with his wife Sue, accepted his prize from Denise Maghielse, a gift certificate for Grill One Eleven.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Denise and Steve Maghielse of Maghielse & Company hosted this past July’s Rockford Chamber After Hours event. The couple had made a bold move in the prior year. They had moved their thriving and ever-growing real estate business and their team of eight professionals from a crowded office in their […]