Rockford High School’s Ashley Gremel, an Example in Excellence

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Generous spirit seeks to help the less fortunate Ashley Gremel, 17, is the daughter of Meredith and Andrew and sister to Emily. She is described as a most-dedicated student with a generous heart, who seeks to help the less fortunate. Ashley has a jovial spirit and is a leader on her swim and water polo teams. She knits mittens and hats for the indigent, and runs the [...]

Owl family continues to grow despite obstacles

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

The city was scheduled to cut down the dead tree on Courtland Street in Rockford that the eastern screech owl family was living in until Dan Heeringa arrived home just in time to inform them that the tree was inhabited with owl chicks. The family was saved and continues to grow. Photo by Jessica Heeringa, Rockford Portraits Sunday evening one of the chicks decided to solo [...]

Roguewood Elementary students on board for unique field trip

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Area youngsters put on lifejackets and boarded the research vessel the W.G. Jackson on May 7 for a two-and-a-half-hour hands-on, investigative science experience which is truly a unique learning experience. In this floating classroom, aquatic science instructors guide participants in the use of sampling equipment and instruments to compile water quality data from Lake [...]

Rockford women’s varsity water polo wins districts

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

There was a lot learned May 14-15 at the East Grand Rapids natatorium during the East District Women’s Water Polo tournament. Head Coach Scott Voltz and his team showed some new lineups and offensive plays, different defensive match-ups and, most of all, that they can win a critical game when it counted. Coming into the tournament with second seed following two [...]
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