Swim/Dive team breaks records on way to 12th-place finish in state

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford girls swimming and diving team qualified 14 teammates for the Division I Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division I state championships held November 20-21, 2009, at the Holland Aquatic Center. Division I qualifications are the toughest in the state, and the Rams’ depth holds them in good standing for years to come. Only two of the 14 [...]

Classifieds — December 3, 2009

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

CRAFTS Rogue River Artisans Fine Art & Craft Sale—Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes. Saturday, December 5, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 110+ fabulous artisans! b49 ______________________ FOR SALE Fuel oil water heater, Bradford White, 40-gallon, $200 o.b.o. (616) 866-9807. f49 ______________________ ANTIQUES Antique Victorian desk, 5 ft. tall, 4-1/2 ft. wide and 2-1/2 [...]

Rockford man, wife, must take up to a year off for cancer treatment

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Benefits for the family of Bruce Clarke will be held December 15 and in January. Pictured is Clarke, wife Jean and their two sons Steven and Paul. Dinner, evening of music to raise funds Dinner, evening of music to raise funds Bruce Clarke has been battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia since 2003 and now will undergo a stem cell transplant that requires him to take up to [...]

Season of festivities underway in Rockford

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s mayor and mayor pro-tem and State Representative Tom Pearce all spoke before a crowd of hundreds Wednesday, November 18, kicking off the holiday season with the fourth annual lighting ceremony in downtown Rockford. Enjoy carriage rides Thursdays and Fridays December 10 and 11 and 17 and 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.Rockford’s mayor and mayor pro-tem and State [...]

Schools ban field trips until township sets sex offender policy

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jeff Hawkins is arraigned in Rockford’s 63rd District Court on Tuesday, November 10. The 40-year-old employee of Plainfield Township has since been fired. The arraignment was the last before the county closed the court for consolidation at a new courthouse on the East Beltline. Rockford Superintendent angry over proximity of offender, school by BETH ALTENA Rockford [...]
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