128th Trooper Recruit School Begins

Hometown heroes prepare for State Police careers LANSING. Yesterday, 85 prospective troopers reported to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy in Lansing for the first day of the 128th Trooper Recruit School. For the next 21 weeks, between wake-up at 5 a.m. and lights-out at 10 p.m., the recruits will receive training in firearms, […]

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Heartbreak—Rockford wrestlers fall in consolation round

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By Tim Cooper   The wrestlers and wrestling fans from across Michigan gathered on March 5 at the Palace of Auburn Hills for the state individual wrestling championships. Among the field of 896 wrestlers were Rockford senior Jared Bennett, at 119 pounds and sophomore Andy Hansen at 125 pounds. Bennett, a three-time qualifier came one […]

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Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche Sanctuary vs. Nature Center

A nature sanctuary has a primary purpose for preserving the native species that inhabit ecosystems evolved in a particular environment. A nature center’s focus provides education and human experiences in nature to help people understand the intricate workings of the natural world communities. Sanctuaries and nature centers can serve both purposes to some degree. I […]

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Rams end conference campaign with a win and a loss

After running a gauntlet of top ten teams for a good chunk of the season, Rockford looked to close the OK Red season with a flourish when they hosted Grandville on Tuesday, February 24th and West Ottawa on Friday, February 27th. Those two clubs were bringing up the rear in the always competitive conference and […]

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Rockford’s girls bowling team

By John Raffel   Kaitlyn Bird fulfilled her goal of representing Rockford’s girls bowling team in the state finals by placing seventh in the Division I regionals on Feb. 28 at Starlite Lanes in Grand Haven. The top 10 advanced to the state finals at Sterling Heights. Bird bowled a 2,126 to finish five pins […]

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