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

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Rockford wrestlers have strong showing in Kent County Classic

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 County Classic held at Union High School. In a tournament [...]

Reader shares eagle photos

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Thank you to the reader who took these beautiful pictures of eagles spotted at Bostwick Lake. The photos were taken just before the first big snow of the year. Unlike many birds, raptors such as eagles do not migrate, but stay for the winter. Perhaps more pictures of these majestic birds will show up this winter. Email [...]

School Beat — December 17, 2009

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Good, the bad, the ugly by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools The Good—This fall, Rockford’s marching band took third place in the state in Division I competition. This is the strongest rating our marching band has ever earned in recent history. Congratulations! Several of our athletic teams won district and regional championships. Congratulations [...]

Mobile pantry project delivers 5,000 pounds of food to Rockford church

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Everyone is feeling the pinch of these tough economic times, especially food banks. In an effort to help these charities, the Fifth Third Foundation awarded Feed America West Michigan Food Bank a grant to distribute 50,000 pounds of food to needy people in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Ionia, Allegan, and Montcalm counties.    On Monday, November 16, volunteers from Fifth [...]
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