Student earns full-ride arts scholarship

‘If you really want to accomplish something, you can do it’ Riana Hain-Gachiri, 13, may have a future in the world of art. The student who began her second year at North Rockford Middle School (NRMS) this week, has earned a full-ride scholarship to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and has also had her work […]

Service Center thanks Rockford Rotary for donations

Sweetheart Splash, art event benefit local families in need Sandy Waite, director of the North Kent Service Center, recently visited Rockford Rotary Club to thank the service organization for generous donations made over the years. She said need requested from the center is at an all-time high and each donation helps a local family that […]

Church group helps repair Appalachian homes

From Rockford United Methodist Church, 34 youth and adults left on Saturday, July 11, for a week to Wyoming County, West Virginia, where they helped repair five homes, mostly due to flood damage. The five crews sided, roofed, underpinned, insulated, drywalled, and painted a room addition for a family with three children; built a rooster […]

Help Rockford celebrate the upcoming Harvest Festival

Rockford merchants, are you hosting an attraction (musician, magician, clown mascot, etc.), during this year’s Harvest Festival the last weekend of September and the first two weekends of October? Help the Rockford Chamber get the word out by emailing your information to: benda@rockfordmichamber.com.

History happens next weekend at Grand Rogue campground

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HISTORICAL REENACTMENT—The public is invited to see history in person and for free. The 23rd annual Grand Rogue Living History Encampment will be held on the banks of the Grand River at the Grand Rogue campground at 6400 West River Drive. Historical reenactors will show what life was like in early America and feature military […]