Ram cross-country 15-year dual meet winning streak comes to end

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Chris Cruickshank  Some of the participants in the Wednesday, Oct. 13 boys cross-country race weren’t even born in 1996 when the Rockford High School boys cross-county team lost their last dual meet. But something has to give when two unbeaten squads clash, and unfortunately, it was the Rams’ record. The Grand Haven Buccaneers took first, third and a tightly [...]

North Rockford Middle School’s Tate Lewis an Example in Excellence

October 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

‘Every day Tate is here, North Rockford Middle School is a better place’ Tate is the son of Stephanie and John Bates and James Lewis. He is a person who never gives up or thinks he cannot accomplish something. This student follows his heart and always shows kindness. His peers and the staff at North Rockford Middle School appreciate his unique sense of humor. Tate is [...]

Soldier of War of 1812 honored with gravestone

October 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Settler cemetery visible from road   One of Rockford’s—then Laphamville—earliest settlers, Joshua Briggs, rested in an unmarked grave for over 100 years before research determined that his grave must lie in the family plot on the grounds of Myrtle Park Crematorium at 9619 Northland Drive. Briggs was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 16, surrounded by the [...]

Rockford Police earn highest honor from state organization

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, October 12, the entire Rockford Police Department was recognized by the Michigan Crime Prevention Association (MCPA) as the number one department in Michigan for community policing. It is an honor usually reserved for a department’s community policing officers, and in Rockford, that includes every officer on the force. “It may seem like an odd request, [...]

Grand Rapids ArtPrize revisited

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Artist Mia Tavonatti and Squire reporter Nancy Hill stand before “Svetlata,” a stained glass mosaic portrait that was awarded second place in the 2010 ArtPrize competition. photo by CLIFF HILL Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What one person may love, another person may thoroughly dislike. Add 1,713 artists from around the [...]
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