Reds celebrates anniversary with big thank-you

Those of us lucky enough to call Rockford and northern Kent County home may have grown accustomed to the many positive changes in our local landscape over the past five years. But talk to a newcomer or someone who hasn’t visited in years and you may just view our quaint, Norman Rockwell-like town through a […]

Rock the Dam rocks!

FOR ALL AGES—Young and  old appreciate live, local bands and soloists at Rock the Dam by Studio D2D. Photo by TOM SCOTT

Rockford residents team up in cancer fight

Rockford residents Tina Weiler and David Cox sport matching bald heads from cancer treatment.

Tina Weiler was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Sweetest Day in October last year. She was young, just 38, and felt fine until acute back pain put her in the emergency room. She couldn’t believe the diagnosis. Luckily, after undergoing months of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in March of this year, Weiler […]

Rams win 2011 Circuit State Championship

Rockford Rams 5th Grade Boys team competed in the Michigan Circuit Finals July 29-31 in Grand Rapids. They went 8-0 on the weekend and are the fifth-grade state champions! Pictured are (front row, l–r) Cole Johnson, Collin VanderVelde, Kevin Klein, Cole Sorenson; (middle row) Jordan McNees; (back row) Coach Bill VanderVelde, Jason Whittaker, Ryan Laura, and Coach Kirk Sorenson. Also participating this weekend, but not pictured, were players Joseph Besta, Nicholas Besta and Coach Pat Besta.

Future Fire Fighters

Pictured (left to right); Tyler Didion from Fairview Park, Ohio got a tour of the Grattan Fire Department from Jack Ward, grandson of Grattan Fire Department volunteers Art and Ann Ward.