Rockford Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President   Two weeks ago the “Nugget of Rockford History” portion of the column consisted of ten statements that were either true or false. Three readers, Carole Holden Christensen, Jan Konkle and Dave Hutchings, contacted me with their answers and comments. Here are the correct answers: (1) False – the last train […]

Spring planting is near!

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Join the Arbor Day Foundation in February and receive 10 free blue spruce trees! Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Michigan who joins the Foundation in February 2015 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns […]

Rockford City Manager Michael Young to Lead Statewide Municipal Managers Group

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NOVI, Michigan – Rockford City Manager Michael Young is the new leader of a statewide association representing Michigan’s municipal managers. Young was named the 2015 president of the Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA) during the organization’s annual Winter Institute in Novi Jan 27-30. He succeeds 2014 MLGMA President Peter Auger, manager of the City […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President   An important part of Rockford area history is people. Single individuals and groups have influenced our area in many ways. Most of this column will discuss a single person, Zell Gill, whose actions were a major force in the lives of others in this community. Zell passed away last week […]

North Rockford Middle school students of the month

Chloe Dunham is a 6th grade student in our Health Quest Magnet and the daughter of Don and Shannon Dunham.  She has one sister, Lexy as well as a pet bunny and dog.  Chloe attended Roguewood Elementary and is active in cross country, basketball, lacrosse and snowboarding.  Chloe’s college of choice is Grand Valley State […]