Rockford OM teams sweep top 10 spots at world competition

Six Rockford Odyssey of the Mind teams participated in the world finals competition held at Michigan State University in East Lansing from May 26 to 29. Rockford has been involved in Odyssey of the Mind for 22 years and, for the first time, all teams competing at the world level placed in the top 10. […]

Rockford girls varsity, JV tennis teams share winning season

Varsity finalists smile with Ram pride after an amazing season. Pictured are (l–r) Lauren Korlewitz, Lindsay Gauger, Jenelle Miller, Alex Stembaugh, JV Head Coach Val Wallace, MJ Bothma, Heather Williams, Julie Daukss, Katie Rachon, Tara Murray, Varsity Head Coach Tom Huizing, Mackenzie Young, Megan Zawacki,  and (front) Nicole Strobel.

Wanted: Rockford girls with the desire to play tennis. More opportunities than ever are available in Rockford to play tennis. With seven seniors leaving the varsity squad, Head Coach Tom Huizing will be looking at the JV-A and JV-B teams to fill these positions next spring. Practice and more practice during the summer and winter […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

BP’s disaster—and ours I’d like to say something about the oil gushing into the Gulf but nothing seems adequate. And others have said it all, anyway. Years ago, while working for FEMA, I was down there on a weather-related disaster. I’m sorry for those good people and for the wildlife. The oceans are irreplaceable and […]

Weather cooperates in annual outdoor Ikes Winterfest

Amy Overeiner teaching a new skier Saturday on the Ikes property.

The annual Izaak Walton League (Ikes) Winterfest was a big hit on Saturday, January 23, on Myers Lake Road. “It was a great day with almost 400 people out to enjoy the outdoor fun,” said president Georgia Donovan. The ice fishing, skating, sledding, candle-making, and cross-country skiing were very popular. Watch for more fishing events […]

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 […]