Find quality time in the summer

by SHARON WELLS Principal, Parkside Elementary School  My college roommates live in several different states and we try our best to see each other at least once a year. As we cram our time together into a short weekend in a central location, we all rush to share the latest events of our lives, from […]

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Local student graduates from Messiah College

Rockford resident Alexandra Steed was one of 650 students to graduate from Messiah College on May 16 during the college’s 100th annual commencement. Steed graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in humanities. She was also part of the College Honors Program. Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts […]

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Raptors earn runner-up trophy at World Series

  The Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team compiled a 9-2 record and finished second at the 13U AAA World Series held in Battle Creek on July 13-17. With a strong showing in this tournament, the Raptors ended their 2009 season ranked number three in Michigan and number 11 nationally in the USSSA power-ranking standings. In […]

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Rockford National competes in District 9 Little League Tournament

Out of 40 teams in the District 9 Little League Tournament, Rockford National went 4-0 in pool play, qualifying for bracket play—with the top 16 teams remaining in the tournament. In bracket play, Rockford lost to Zeeland 13-1, beat Southern East 10-3, and lost to Southern West 14-4. “These kids [ages 9 to 10] have […]

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Rockford Rebels announce Players of the Week

Connor Jackson

    Ryan Baumann and Connor Jackson were recently named Players of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending July 19, 2009. Baumann was 4-6 with two triples and three RBI. Jackson was 2-6 hitting, while pitching two strong innings in the Gonzoball Tournament on Sunday, July 19.

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