Rockford grads treated to picnic before big game

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Graduates of Rockford High School were given a free hotdog and beverage before the first varsity home football game last Thursday, September 3. Families made a day of the event, which began at 5 p.m. Giveaways from area visitors, mascots, and perfect weather made the family event a great way to kickoff the football season. Families brought blankets and enjoyed the [...]

New exercise program makes the world your gym

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

HITTING THE TRAILS—The Rockford area's beautiful parks and landscapes can be your personal gym. Here trainer Terri Baumgardner leads a group across a wetlands boardwalk in Townsend Park. EcoTrek Fitness sessions available every day in West Michigan Staying fit is like a walk in the park—a fast walk, with different sessions of total-body workouts. Terri Baumgardner [...]

Ritzenhein win ‘a stunning U.S. record’

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

‘This is a huge shot to prove you don’t have to be East African to be a great distance runner’ For the second time in two weeks Rockford native Dathan Ritzenhein made world news. The runner, who normally shines in marathons or 10Ks, set a new American record in the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday, August 28. Ritzenhein finished the race with a time [...]

Ted Stadium re-dedication Thursday, September 3

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

HISTORIC GAME—fans will se the varsity football players on the new Mondo turf field for the first time Thursday, September 3. If you missed the dedication of the Ted Carlson in 1993, you have another chance. The stadium will be re-dedicated Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. before the varsity football team plays on the new artificial turf field for the first time. [...]

Authors, visitors enjoyed first reading festival in Rockford

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Only Rockford Ambulance was disappointed in the first Reading Rocks in Rockford festival organized by Rockford Rotary. The Ambulance booth, featuring bicycle safety, was too close to the allure of the Fire Department’s big red trucks, so youngsters tended to pass them by. The Rockford Fire Department was busy all day long during the event on Saturday, August 29 from [...]
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