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.

Newspaper publisher dies at age 84

Roger Allen

Roger Allen, of Rockford, Michigan, died Saturday, January 5 after a long battle with heart disease. He was well known in the community as publisher of the Rockford Squire newspaper and a weekly columnist. Many people appreciated Roger’s wit and humor and he had a one-man campaign to maintain Rockford as the humor capital of […]

He spent thirty years saving a Michigan stream

Bruce and Patricia Dutcher in their Rockford home showing off the plaque that will permanently identify the bridge over a trout stream as the Bruce Dutcher Bridge. Patricia shows off a certificate from the Oceana County Road Commission commending efforts that led to the installation of an environmentally-friendly bridge in place of a metal culvert.

Rockford man’s efforts recognized in bridge name By BETH ALTENA Bruce and Patricia Dutcher spend their time between two homes—one on the bank of Bear Creek in Cannonsburg—the other on the banks of another creek in Oceana County. The Oceana County home has been in Patricia’s family since the 1940s, and one of the appeals […]

Rockford Polo Team dominates the State Championship Tournament for the program’s ninth state title

The 2012 Rockford State Championship Water Polo Team

A perfect season, Rams go 50-0 The Rockford Men’s water polo squad began its state tournament run this past Friday afternoon going up against the Dreadnaughts of Dexter in the first round. The number one ranked Rams dominated from the start; senior Mike Arend captured the sprint and Rockford needed only 48 seconds to score. […]