Education Blackboard — November 11, 2010

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Mustaches for Mitchell? by MIKE WESTGATE Assistant Principal Rockford Freshman Center Yes, Mustaches for Mitchell. This year in Rockford Public Schools (RPS), a yet-to-be-determined number of brave souls will sacrifice their faces and dignities as “growers” for Mustaches for Mitchell. Our goal is to use our “push brooms” to raise as much money as [...]

Church fundraiser has history of centuries

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Food is portable, saved miners from eating arsenic by BETH ALTENA The Rockford United Methodist Church held its 33rd annual pasty sale last week from from ? to ? and baked and sold nearly 6,000 of the “pies” filled with beef, pork, rutabagas, onions, carrots, potatoes and secret seasonings. The tradition is a long one for the downtown church, but the history of the [...]

Second-half offensive spark pushes Rockford past West Ottawa

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Rams district champs With his team trailing 13-7 at halftime, Coach Ralph Munger had one question for his players: “Is this how you want your season to end?” Brady Gent plows through the West Ottawa defense for 152 yards and three touchdowns. Photo by JIM COOPER The Rams, who had sputtered throughout the first half, opened the second half with a resounding “No” [...]

Rockford water polo achieves academic success

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As they prepare to defend their state water polo title on November 12, thirteen Rockford Rams took time out to receive Academic All State honors from the Michigan Water Polo Association (MWPA). Rockford’s 13 Academic All State water polo players are (standing, l–r) Alex Savage, Cody Brown, Matt Vermeer, Mac Finnie, Nick Dulak, Bryan Wasberg, Allyn Kinney; (kneeling) [...]

West Ottawa takes victory in OK Red swim meet

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Rockford places second Saturday, Nov. 6 was a tough day for the Rockford girls as they fought hard but couldn’t beat powerhouse West Ottawa in the OK Red conference meet at East Kentwood. Rockford placed first in only one event; the Panthers were able to hold on to top places in six of the 12 events, setting five conference records along the way. The Rams were still [...]
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