Forty years after service, Vietnam veteran fights again for his life

“I fought for my life then. I’m fighting for my life now,” said Rockford resident George Thomas. With throat and neck cancer and a 50/50 chance to beat it, according to his doctors, Thomas will be spending the holidays at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge and is being treated at Lacks Cancer Center in […]

PeeWee hockey team Ram tough

The Rockford area PeeWee House hockey team (11- and 12-year-olds) have started their season with an amazing 17-0 record. Virtually unheard of at any level of hockey, this team is Rockford proud and Ram tough. The team is made up of (front row, l–r) Grant Gabriel, Jacob Devries, Bradley Barnard, Brendan Coolbaugh, Nick Rethamel, Ryan […]

Swim/Dive team wins first meet of season 115-61

Rockford sophomore Cody Brown plows through the water. Photo by GORDY PETERSON

by DENISE WEBB Rockford Head Coach Tom Parks was all smiles at the end of his first swim/dive meet of the season not because Rockford won 115-61 against Byron Center, but because of how well the men performed both as a team and individually. “We graduated last year some very fast swimmers with impressive state […]

Rockford wrestlers have strong showing in Kent County Classic

Austin Scogg goes for the pin.

Nine Rams bring home medals The dual meet with Hudsonville scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9 was postponed due to the blizzard and will be made up at as part of the Dec. 19 Tom Horn Tournament to be held at Holland High School. The Rams did see action on Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Kent […]

Ric’s offers family fun, food at holiday event

HAMMING IT UP—Maddie, 10, and Matthew, 6, Twyman enjoyed every bit of the honey glazed ham samples they tried. “He just put it in his mouth and it was gone,” Maddie said of her brother’s sample.

Brickner said customers and vendors alike enjoy the open houses. Carriage rides outside enhanced the holiday atmosphere as did Santa and his elves indoors. Kids and adults crowded the karaoke machine and nobody should have left hungry. “These aren’t just little finger-food samples,” Brickner noted, pointing out the taste treats ranged from roast beef and […]