Why Do Away With the Tannery?

Dear Editor, They call it restructuring. It’s more like company greed. The tannery is making money, just not enough. How much is enough? Why does everyone have to leave the U.S.A. and outsource production to Asia? Sad, isn’t it. The meeting at the city council chambers on March 12 had some good ideas. Save the […]

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Wearin’ of the Green

Grand Marshal Rob Schaefer waving the Irish Tri-Color flag.

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL GeneAnn Schaefer of Courtland & Main’s Frame and Mat Shop has told us for years that we really should attend the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Conklin, Michigan. So this St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday morning) the Squire took a 17-mile road trip west of Rockford to discover just where […]

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Rockford Crowns Three State Wrestling Champions

After winning his fourth-straight state championship, Kyle Waldo says, "It feels good to have the world off my shoulders." Photo by JAMES COOPER

Waldo joins elite company with fourth title by TIM COOPER On Thursday, March 12, 896 wrestlers from four divisions walked the floor of the Palace of Auburn Hills in the opening ceremonies of the state individual wrestling championships. Among them were eight hopeful young men from Rockford. Attendance was an all-time high with 43,454 tickets […]

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Rockford Swim/Dive Team Places Seventh in State

The relay team of junior Derek Bothma, freshman Brian Wasberg, and seniors Tyler Augustine and Andrew Sakala receives medals. Photo by TRICIA AUGUSTINE

21 medals earned by DENISE WEBB The excitement level was like no other this past weekend at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state finals as hundreds of swimmers and divers from 51 Division I high schools assembled at Eastern Michigan University’s Michael H. Jones Natatorium to determine the “best of the best” in […]

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Rockford Grad Voted Defensive Rookie of the Year

Jeremy Jones continues to make a name for himself at Wayne State University.

Jeremy Jones, a 2007 Rockford High School graduate and former football player under Coach Ralph Munger, enjoyed a stellar year as a red-shirt freshman at Wayne State University (WSU) and continues to make a name for himself. The Wayne State Warrior in 2008 was selected to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team. He was voted WSU’s […]

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