Boys earn communication badges with visit

A group of Scouts visited the office of The Rockford Squire this spring to learn about communication and qualify for badges. The kids had plenty of interesting questions about the newspaper business and showed a keen interest in some of the old equipment at the Squire. They learned that the newspaper has been in the town since the first edition of the Rockford Weekly Register in February 8, 1871. As part of their “tour,” each youngster was able to see what was front page news the week they were born.

Rohrer donates 10 inches of hair for Locks of Love

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Girl gives more inches than she has years in age Leah Rohrer, who was just seven years old at the time, has donated an amazing 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love for those who have hair loss due to illness. Rohrer made the donation on January 12 at Bangz Hair Salon. “We are […]

OLC students bring home gold in Science Olympiad

Bringing home gold and setting a new record are the Catch-It event team of (l–r) Elizabeth Urbik, Yvonne Danko, and Caitlin Wilson of Our Lady of Consolation School.

On March 24, Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) School grades six through eight competed in the 28th Annual Region 12 Science Olympiad Tournament held at Grand Valley State University. The Science Team trained under Mrs. Schuler, the eighth-grade science teacher; Mr. Parker, the middle school social studies teacher; and Mr. Lang, the middle school math […]

Don’t get anxious with planting

by PETE KRUER Rockford Ace Hardware Well, we just had summer in March! Wow! Now we are having a reality check with April. Believe it or not, we are having average to slightly above average temps and below average on precipitation, but that is about to change. Precipitation is going to be slightly above average […]

Local company offers awning options for outdoor enjoyment

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Grand Rapids Awnings reopened this year, enjoys long, colorful history David Bayne, president of Grand Rapids Awnings and sister company Muskegon Awning & Fabrication, knows how much Michigan residents appreciate our outdoor living spaces and recreation. His company is the largest awning and fabrication business and has been serving homeowners, boat owners and business owners […]