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 […]

Chamber event featured great food, facility

If you missed it, too bad for you. The latest Chamber After Hours event was held at Huntington Bank, where the food was fantastic and the remodeled space was beautiful. There were also a dozen or so wonderful door prizes awarded, from golf gift certificates, a $75 restaurant gift card and more. Manager Paul Chimienti […]

Harvest Fest’s heritage weekend offers food, music, classic cars

The classic cars roll into Rockford Saturday, October 3, one of a town-full of attractions for this weekend’s Harvest Fest. Returning is an annual chili cook off, now organized by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, along with the festival itself. For the second year, enjoy a Fiddle Fest on the banks of the Rogue River. […]