Rockford’s lead evaporates in farm market contest

Cradled on his father’s chest, 3-month-old Brady Cronkright assists his father Tom in voting for Rockford Farm Market.

Let’s win one for Rockford, two for Michigan by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest voting website has revealed that the Rockford Farm Market is not alone in Michigan in trying to win a title as America’s Favorite Farmers Market. There will be four winners named, one for each of four […]

Rockford festival to celebrate reading for all ages

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Fish for books, mingle with giant storybook characters, explore a sensory tent, along with daylong events and activities this Saturday, August 13, as Rockford hosts the Reading Rocks festival in downtown Rockford. The Rockford Rotary Club brings this second annual event to the area, and the town will be hopping with things to do. Daylong […]

Redistricting takes Rockford out of 73rd

State Representative Pete MacGregor explains his current district and the proposed new 73rd District boundaries. If the new districting stands, which he believes it will, City of Rockford will no longer be grouped with Cannon and Courtland Townships as part of the 73rd District.

City will be grouped with Cedar Springs, Sparta, Walker and Grandville  by BETH ALTENA For the last ten years the City of Rockford has sat in the center of the 73rd House of Representatives District, served by Pete MacGregor, Tom Pearce and Doug Hart. Census figures prompted a Republican-designed shift of political districts, which, unless […]

Babcock completes basic training

SPC Elizabeth Babcock

SPC Elizabeth Babcock graduated from basic combat training Bravo Company 1-40th Field Artillery Fort Sill, Okla. on July 29, 2011. She will now attend combat medic training at Fort Sam, Houston, Texas and 68K training as a medical laboratory technologist at the same location. SPC Babcock is a Rockford resident and proud mother of Bryce […]

Bookwalter takes Squire to Paris

Brent Bookwalter, a 2002 Rockford High School graduate, and Angela Anderson, a Rockford Freshman Center teacher, pose in Paris, France, at the finish of the 2011 Tour de France on Sunday, July 24. Bookwalter is the son of Rockford residents Connie and Jack Zinger and Harry and Bunny Bookwalter and brother of Taylor Bookwalter. His team, BMC Pro Cycling, came into Paris with the yellow jersey on rider Cadel Evans.