WORDS on WEATHER & CLIMATE

by CRAIG JAMES Our first 70-degree day this season also turned out to be the first 80-degree day of the season. The thermometer hit 85 degrees on Sunday, April 10. It hasn’t been that warm since mid September and it was also a record high temperature for the date. On average, the first 70-degree day […]

Rams start baseball season with two wins in Indiana

Rockford junior Brandon Nostrant hits against Westview.

The Rockford varsity baseball team swept Westview High School (Ind.) in a doubleheader on Monday, April 4. The first game was an extra inning battle that went 10 innings. The Rockford Rams jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning, resulting from a Drew Farmer double, Christian Leinesch single, Shain Showers sacrifice […]

Rockford varsity baseball drops two in Indiana

Rockford junior Tony DiLeo goes 1-3 with an RBI.

Rockford dropped two one-run games to two very good teams in Indiana over the weekend. In the first contest, the Rams took on Bloomington South and lost 5-6 on Friday, April 8. Bloomington jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and scored a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and […]

Magic earns first at Friendship tournament

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The Rockford Magic took first place at the Morey Courts Friendship tournament in Mount Pleasant on March 26 by winning all three of their games. Coach Wayne Klausing said, “The girls showed a lot of composure and determination in winning two of the three games in the final minutes with solid defense and timely free-throw […]

Residents express interest in cash for wetland restoration program

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Around 70 people came to the Rockford Sportsman’s Club on Monday, March 28 to hear about the programs available to assist property owners with wetland restoration on their land. The Rogue River Watershed Council and Trout Unlimited Inc., in partnership with Timberland Resource Conservation & Development, the Kent Conservation District, the Izaak Walton League, and […]