August 11 2011

Rockford’s lead evaporates in farm market contest

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Let’s win one for Rockford, two for Michigan by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Cradled on his father’s chest, 3-month-old Brady Cronkright assists his father Tom in voting for Rockford Farm Market. 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 [...]

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 entertainment will take place at [...]

Redistricting takes Rockford out of 73rd

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City will be grouped with Cedar Springs, Sparta, Walker and Grandville  by BETH ALTENA 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. For [...]

Babcock completes basic training

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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 and Jaylie [...]

Bookwalter takes Squire to Paris

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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 [...]
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