Valley View Visit

Kevin Kammeraad visits Valley View Elementary

On January 23 author and musician Kevin Kammeraad visited Valley View Elementary at the request of the Valley View PTO. Kevin wrote children’s books such as A Curious Glimpse of Michigan and The Tomato Collection. Valley View held an assembly where Kevin sang songs with the children, read from his books and spoke to the […]

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Women’s water polo stung, blasted, ratted out

Natalie Beeg defends against Saline.	Photo by PATRICK KEELEY

by PATRICK KEELEY Rockford women’s water polo, the defending state champions of 2008, went to Ann Arbor Pioneer for their Early Bird Tournament to start the season. Although the first game ended well, with a 15-4 win over Dexter, the next three games against Ann Arbor area teams were painful to watch. Rockford lost to […]

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Hansen named Western Michigan regional champion

Andy Hansen

Parkside Elementary School student, Andy Hansen, 9, placed first in the 9-10-year-old age group in the 63-pound weight class at the MYWA Western Michigan regional championships recently held in Lowell. Hansen, son of Scott and Jennifer Hansen of Rockford, advances to the state championships at Michigan State University on April 4 and 5.

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Rockford crew starts season strong

Rockford crew team's top ten finishers earn the Rams enough points for a first-place win at Forest Hills Central against seven other teams.

by CANDY BURRIS In a test of physical strength and endurance, the Rockford crew team stood up to the challenge and excelled. Claiming first-place honors for the second year in a row, the Rams clearly showed they were the best in West Michigan. Competing against Forest Hills Central (FHC), Forest Hills Eastern, Lowell, East Grand […]

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Keep your best fur friend safe from toxic substances

Sam Hyer

by SAM HYER Ahh March, with our thoughts turning to spring and all of its promise, a part of that thought process turns to spring cleaning. Here are a few things to keep in mind when thinking at “pet level.” According to the ASPCA  in 2008, over 140,000 cases of pets being exposed to toxic […]

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