Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President When fire destroyed Rockford High School in February of 1922, a new building was constructed beside Rockford Athletic Park on North Main Street. This one story structure housed all of Rockford’s students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The school’s main entrance faced Main Street and many classrooms were located to the […]

That ONE Team Robotics Team Wins Chairman’s Award

The ONE Team Chairman's Award winners

That ONE (Our Next Engineers) Team, a high school robotics team from Plainfield Township, was awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the FIRST Robotics District Competition held at East Kentwood High School on March 5-7, 2015. The team is now guaranteed a spot to compete in the Michigan State Competition scheduled for April 8-11 at […]

North Rockford Students Named Essay Contest Winners

North RMS Essay Contest

Three students from North Rockford Middle School have been named local winners in the 46th annual America and Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students, who earned first, second, and third place awards, are Dwight Hua, first; Justin Kuiper, second; and Evan Powers, third. All three received award certificates for their […]

Munger and Sakoski elected to MASA Softball Hall of Fame in Michigan


The Rockford area was honored with a pair of selections to the Michigan Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame on January 24, 2015. Receiving the prestigious honor were Ralph Munger (who some of you may know from another sport) of Rockford and Gerry Sakoski of Belmont. Munger made his imprint on the sport of fast […]

Power Lifting


This is information on a young Rockford High School senior, Ian Bach, who just competed in his first Power Lifting meet. Ian is 18 years old and will graduate in June this year. The Power Lifting meet, also know as the USAPL Michigan Annual “No Frills” meet, was held at Crossfit Training in Allendale, Michigan […]