‘Keep It Simple, Rockford,’ new store urges

TEAMWORK OPENS DOORS—The team at Basic Communications all pitched in to prepare the store to open its doors at 2745 Ten Mile Road, Suite B. Pictured is Chuck Richardson, IT/administration, Bill Pellerito, general manager of retail sales, Stacey Sunday, assistant manager, Lindsay Maclead, sales associate, Josh Schmidt, sales associate, Clay Reynolds, store manager, and Rod Kirby, owner/vice president of Basic Communications.

Basic Communications opens at Rockford Ridge development “People don’t understand an agent like us has the ability to do the same things as a corporate store can,” said Bill Pellerito, Rockford resident and general manager of sales in the new Basic Communications store that opened its doors for business on Tuesday, Nov. 17. “A lot […]

Lady Rams cross country claims state runner-up honors

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  The Lady Rams of Rockford claimed second place at the cross country state finals at Michigan International Speedway. The runner-up finish is the best for the Lady Rams since 2003, when they were second place in the state, and cements them as the state team of the decade. “Being state runner-up is pretty incredible,” […]

Women’s cross-country team earns Academic All State honors

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The Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) recently recognized the Lady Rams cross-country team of Rockford as being Academic All State. Team Academic All State is scored much like a cross-country race in that a school submits their seven state finalist runners’ grade point averages (GPAs) and record the average of the top five from […]

Residents, officers already feeling pinch of closed courtroom

INCONVENIENCE—Morey Butler is frustrated he can’t pay a ticket at the Rockford court on Wednesday, November 11. His wife Joanne forgot to hang her handicapped sign in her car and received a ticket. “We live in Howard City. It is inconvenient that we will have to drive to Grand Rapids now. We don’t like this at all,” Morey said. “I’d like to say to the judge that I am proud of him. He is a good man. I admire him, you bet I do.”

When state financial conditions deteriorated and plans for a third judge in the immediate future dissolved, Servaas made vocal his disapproval of the move. A public falling out took place between the two existing judges, Chief Judge Sara Smolenski and himself. Servaas believes there is plenty to prove that the county was behind an attempt […]

Host families sought in Rockford area

Have you ever wanted to travel around the world and learn about different cultures? CASE Exchange Student Programs would like to invite you to see the world without leaving home, by hosting a foreign exchange student from South America, Europe or Asia for the upcoming school year! Each year, CASE provides high school age students […]