Rockford cadet honored at Pure Michigan 400

Michigan ChalleNGe cadet meets Dale Earnhardt Jr. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Respect, hard work, integrity. These were not words familiar to Dylan Johnson’s way of living. Instead, his life was dominated by unhealthy habits and a lack of direction, which ultimately led to dropping out of high school. Today, life is different. The 17-year-old Rockford native […]

“The Moving Wall” Vietnam memorial comes to Sparta

Attention veterans! A call to action. Please stand for those who have fallen.   The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost thirty years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of “The Wall.” […]

Rockford Girls’ Lacrosse wins state championship

The Rockford Girls’ Lacrosse team has been ranked number one in the Division One poll for most of the season.  Now, they have the championship trophy to prove it.  Rockford reached the state championship game after beating number two-ranked Hartland 15-9 in Hartland.  Teamwork dominated the practices, and it prevailed on the field.  Led by […]

Rockford, Grand Rapids flooding sets new records

By JOHN HOGAN Rockford – and most of West Michigan, became a water wonderland last week as a second round of storms dumped nearly 6 inches of rain on the area, bringing the monthly rainfall total to almost 10 inches through last weekend (April 20). Flooding from the first round of storms April 6-13 was relatively […]

State Police ask everyone to stay away from river

Dangerously high water has officials concerned about the safety of anyone getting close to the Rogue River. Quickly changing conditions also make it dangerous to be anywhere on the banks of the river.