At state, you can’t afford a game

By John Raffel   Kaitlin Bird made a bid for advancement in the Division 1 state individual bowling tournament March 7 at Sunnybrook Gold and Bowl at Sterling Heights. The Rockford senior finished in an 18th place tie in the first round of bowling that included all 60 qualifiers from regionals. She had games of […]

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The Rockford-Sparta girls gymnastics

The Rockford-Sparta girls gymnastics team reigned supreme as Division 1 state champions after the team performance Friday at Rockford High School. The Rams had a score of 147.975 to finish ahead of Canton (146.225), Grand Ledge (141.75), Howell (140.9), Farmington (139.875), Forest Hills (139.775) and seven other schools. Rockford had three girls that competed in […]

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Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford

Pictured:  Boy Scouts Julian Kipke and Ryan Ellsworth of Troop 282 prepare to distribute Scouting for Food bags in 2014.

Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford will be kicking off the annual Boys Scouts of America’s Scouting for Food campaign on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Partnering with Family Fare – Rockford, food collection bags and flyers will be attached to community member’s front doors throughout the Rockford area.   Households are encouraged to fill the bags […]

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Oxygen masks for pets donated to Plainfield Department

The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees recognized five children from a local family with a Certificate of Appreciation. Athea Deling, Xavier Deling, Xandria Deling, Kipp Deling and Mirage Deling save ten percent of their allowance for donation to a good cause. This year they researched and found many fire departments do not have oxygen masks for pets. The children gave […]

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UP TO $25,000 TO BE AWARDED IN MAY   ROCKFORD, Mich., March 3, 2015 – The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) is launching a new annual grant to inspire innovation in education in the Rockford community, and will award up to $25,000 in grant funds to one deserving project this spring. Named the Founders’ Grant in […]

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