SCHOOL BEAT

Scouting for Opportunities: Rockford School’s Partnership with the Scouts by JIM VANDERKOLK Director of Operations Rockford Public Schools Springtime is here and the demands that come with outdoor activities bring a sense of urgency to the Rockford Public Schools’ grounds and maintenance departments. Falling behind is not an option as teams hit the fields as […]

Upcoming concert to benefit Haiti

River Rock Church is joining forces with talented musicians to present an exciting event that will raise money and awareness for ongoing needs in Haiti. On Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m., Baltimore-based musicians Val Nebbia and David Parker will take the stage alongside local musicians “Rock of Ages” (featuring Gordon Thayer) and worship pastor, […]

LakeWood MeadowPark Mutts OM team headed to state

The Meadowridge Elementary School Division One team recently took third place at Odyssey of the Mind's regional competition in the "weird science" category. The team now moves on to state finals April 21. The team calls themselves LakeWood MeadowPark Mutts because they come from five different schools: Meadowridge, Crestwood, Lakes, Parkside and Roguewood. The team members are Grant Ripley, Arianna Kruizenga, Emily Arnold, Sydney Walstad, Cristina Beers, Alexander Sadler and Jay Gluth.

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society When my wife and I came to Rockford in the summer of 1960, we needed a place to live. I had signed a contract to teach and coach at Rockford High School starting in September and was working as a driver for The Camera Shop in Grand […]

Rams into season action in rugby

Pictured is freshman Zack Perry holding his own against a Grandville player during this week's rugby game. The Rockford Squire is looking for a parent or fan volunteer who can help us with rugby coverage this season. We would like a story and photos with captions each week. If you are able to help, please e-mail squiremail@aol.com or call Beth at (616) 866-4465 after noon during weekdays.