Rockford Rams boys varsity soccer off to strong start

Senior defender Austin Crowell (#14) helps the Rams defeat Lowell 1-0.

With one week of play in the books, the Rams varsity soccer team is poised for a strong season. The Justin Bailey Memorial Shootout in Portage provided a challenging three-match opportunity for this relatively young team to work together and emerge undefeated. The Rams tied the first match against Ann Arbor Pioneer in a scoreless […]

Great Start Readiness program to be offered at Rockford

Starting in fall 2012, Rockford Public Schools will partner with Kent Intermediate School District (ISD) to provide a new option for at-risk preschool students. The Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) will be housed in the Community Services Building, located at 350 N. Main Street. The program, administered and managed by the Kent ISD, provides services […]

SCHOL BEAT

The School Year Begins by CAROL A. HILLMAN President, Board of Education Rockford Public Schools Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year. On a personal note, my two daughters will be in the same building for the first time in two years and I’m hoping that makes things a little less complicated. Time will tell… My […]

Join Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free trees

Everyone from Michigan who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees for the benefit of the environment and quality-of-life. With one million members, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest […]

Visit Ikes at Rockford Farm Market

Purple Loosestrife

Conservation near home, Rockford and the northeast Grand Rapids area! The Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will have a nonprofit booth for the day, September 1, at the Rockford Farm Market. The award-winning farm market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Ikes, as Izaak Walton League members are called, will […]