Abraham Lincoln statue becoming destination for countless visitors

September 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Cliff and Nancy Hill From his second floor office in the Natureview Properties Building, Tom Mall enjoys looking down on the bronze Abraham Lincoln statue that he was instrumental in bringing to Rockford. Mall particularly enjoys the reactions of those who discover the statue for the very first time. Ideally sited on a spur of the White Pine Trail that leads to a [...]

Rams start football season with win

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford downs Davison 27-10  by TIM COOPER After three weeks of practice under the hot August sun, the Rockford Rams walked onto the field in front of a large crowd for their opening game August 27, at the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium. Rockford has opened each of the last three seasons against the Davison Cardinals, and this year was the same.  Rams celebrate after [...]

Rockford Boy Scout troop celebrates 100th

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford Boy Scout Troop 264 celebrated its 100th birthday with a three-day Scout Exhibition at the Rockford Community Cabin August 26 to 28. Rockford former Troop 1 was the first in West Michigan. photo by KYM STEFFES The Exhibition was planned and executed by the Scouts themselves under the leadership of John Reedy and Michael Julien with guidance from Assistant [...]

ArtCapsule Prize Awards Announced

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Rockford resident, Michelle Jennings knew she had a winner. The stained glass artist and President of Sorrelle Insurance Agency in Grand Rapids had been told by ArtCapsule organizer Jeff Lewis that an informal verbal poll had been taken at the ballot box during the first ever Rockford ArtCapsule event. Voters were asked what their favorite entry [...]

Five-time ‘Remodeler of the Year’ thanks clients

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  The banner across the front entrance to the large Townsend Park picnic shelter read, “Welcome and Thank-you”. On a beautiful Friday evening, August 27, Rockford’s Morris Builders celebrated 25 years of servicing the Rockford community and beyond. Holding the “Welcome and Thank-You" banner are Joy (L) and Kirk Morris (R) with other [...]
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