Exchange students to try for Corner Bar Hall of Fame

Rockford exchange students challenged to join in as well A group of students attending Kent City High School have decided to try to leave a permanent reminder of their time in the United States by putting their name on the Corner Bar Hall of Fame, eating 12 hotdogs in four hours. They challenge students from […]

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Trail users hope for help in Luton Park cleanup

(A day picking up trash is a good day in the outdoors) Mountain bike riders are excited to be allowed to use a beautiful piece of Rockford property to enjoy their sport, but are hoping for some help in cleaning up trash. Members will be meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at the […]

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Public invited to Garlic Mustard Pull at Brower Lake

Please join the Land Conservancy of West Michigan for a volunteer workday.  There will be a Garlic Mustard Pull at Brower Lake on Saturday, May 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at 8748 Je Ne Be Drive, Rockford. All events happen rain or shine unless otherwise noted. We are making progress! Through years of […]

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East Rockford Middle School’s Lynsey Bettig: an Example in Excellence

East Rockford Middle School’s Lynsey Bettig: an Example in Excellence

Student quick to welcome newcomers, offer friendship Lynsey Bettig is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bettig and sister to Lexi. Lynsey shows over and over her caring nature in and out of school. Teachers say it is a privilege to work with Lynsey, who demonstrates positive leadership among classmates, teammates, teachers and her coaches. […]

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Family service, pricing keeps Bangz Hair Salon a success story

LIVING HER DREAM—Becky Johnson dreamed of owning her own salon someday. Five years after graduating from high school, she is a successful salon business owner in downtown Rockford.

Bangz is an example of a business that is doing it right. The salon is thriving in downtown Rockford and since opening in May, 2006 has had to move to a larger location. Becky Johnson, owner and stylist, couldn’t be happier or more appreciative. “Nearly all residents I talk to try to support our local […]

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