Fish to dance for joy in Rogue River

Steve Anderson’s son, Chad, no small man himself, stands beneath the centerpiece steelhead of the “Water Dance” sculpture he helped his dad create.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL One of the most popular entrants in last year’s 2009 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids was “Nessie,” who finished in sixth place in the inaugural event. Kids, in particular, loved “Nessie” as she regally floated in the Grand River while tethered to the Blue Pedestrian Bridge in the heart of […]

Three on ballot for Rockford Board of Education

David Keller, Incumbent

School election Tuesday, May 4 With Charles Boekeloo stepping down after over a decade on the Rockford Board of Education, there will be at least one new board member elected Tuesday, May 4. Along with incumbent David Keller, two other men, Jason Clauser and Timothy Lewis, have thrown their hats in for consideration. Keller has […]

The Rockford Squire ‘cruises’ to the Bahamas

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DID YOU MISS US?—The Altena family, minus their younger son and bringing along their older son’s friend instead, enjoyed a spring break cruise to the Bahamas. Pictured at left are Will, Bill, Beth and Richard. While on the trip they happened across the Gross family of Rockford on the same trip. The other mom was […]

Dam Dogs moves ‘back home to the trail’

LUNCH AND DESSERT—The Dam Dogs and Custard by the Dam owners Frank and Jennifer Kramarz are moving Dam Dogs back to Squires Street in early May.

Dam Dogs moves ‘back home to the trail’  Two popular Rockford eateries, now under the same ownership, will soon be neighbors—again. Dam Dogs, after a couple of years around the corner on Bridge Street, is moving back to a trail side location at 25 Squires Street, right next to Custard by the Dam. Both businesses […]

Gremel awarded Congressional Medal of Merit

Ashley Gremel, awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit, is pictured with Dan Zang, her Rockford High School principal, Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler and Fred Reusch, her AP calculus teacher.

Rockford senior Ashley Gremel has been recognized by the United States House of Representatives with the highly prestigious Congressional Medal of Merit. Gremel was recognized at a ceremony Saturday, April 17 at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids. Congressman Vern Ehlers stated, “This award is being presented to you in recognition of your […]