The Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA hosted its annual YMCA Auction at Wolverine Worldwide headquarters on January 30, with a goal to raise $75,000 to support the YMCA Scholarship program. Y Staff and board members were blown away by the generosity of those in attendance and the community at large. More than $122,000 was raised and […]

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Monroe condo plan approved by City Council


By BETH ALTENA   Rockford City Council deliberated before a packed meeting room on a proposed condominium project on Monday, February 9 before voting 4 to 1 to approve the 51-unit project on Monroe Street in the former Burch Body Works property. Contamination on the land was one of the compelling reasons council gave regarding […]

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Rockford father and daughter celebrate a year of life

John Knapp

BY SAMANTHA MACK One year ago, on February 17, Andrea Knapp did something very few young women are brave enough to do. She gave her dad one of her kidneys. “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for her. I gave her life, and ironically, she gave me life,” said John Knapp, Andrea’s proud […]

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Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche Family Hiking Exploration (Part 2)

Five Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC) trails were described last week and five more follow. Trail signs have word names, picture icons, and color codes to involve all family members. Spring Creek Loop (light blue lettered signs with frog icon) Begins at the Welcome Center parking area and follows east past Chrishaven Lake and lake’s […]

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Ram wrestlers finish fourth at OK Red conference meet

After finishing fifth during the dual meet portion of the season, Rockford and the five other members of the OK Red convened at East Kentwood on Friday, February 5th for the conference meet. Rockford came out of that event in fourth place behind Grand Haven, Grandville and West Ottawa. The Rams also placed nine wrestlers […]

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