Jones participates in Harvest Festival car show

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

Buck Jones is a Rocford resident and returning Harvest Festival car show participant. Here he receives his plaque from Cannon Township firefighter Rowlf Hawkins. He placed in the top ten at this year’s event. He is the father of Rockford Police Chief Dave [...]

Rams win water polo thriller on historic night

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford topped East Kentwood 7-6 last Wednesday, Sept. 29, in a key conference clash that keeps the Rams on pace for their 18th consecutive conference title. This big win over a top rival was also the 500th victory in the storied career of Rockford Coach Dave McWatters. Junior Eric Chisholm gets high out of the water to block a Kentwood shot. Photo by TRACY BROWN   East [...]

‘Balls of fire over Rockford’ mystery solved

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA We know there are plenty of mysteries in the night skies of Rockford because we heard all about them last week from callers. The “balls of fire” in the sky over Rockford the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 15 no longer remain one of those mysteries, however. Nate, a sophomore at Rockford, sets off a wish lantern in honor of his father, who died in a car [...]

Hunting families find coin in traffic jam

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Every year the Abplanalp family, husband and wife and their kids and sons-in-law, and now granddaughter Zoe, have looked for the Cannon Coin together. This year they found it, and on their first day searching. Leslie, Matt and Luke Ledoux were looking at the clues while driving on Belding Road. Traffic was bad and they were backed up near the Welcome sign just east of [...]

Citizens to be inducted into new RPS Hall of Fame

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Dinner Saturday, tickets at the door “Our two districts can help each other, even if we want to kill each other on the football field,” said Jill Ericksen, Rockford Education Foundation (REF) board member and organizer of the new Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame. REF members from the Grandville School District helped organizing Rockford’s new RPS Hall of Fame. A [...]
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