Rockford Aces finish third at World Choir Games

The Rockford Aces, who can now claim a title of national champions and world contenders, are led by Jed Scott, arranger and composer. The members include (not pictured in order) Cameron Brown, Jeremy Hagedorn, Connor Jewell, Kevin Kruizenga, Spencer Kruse, Cash Maciel, Tyler Quick, Jeff Millard, Ben Reitemeier, Michael Sunday, Matt Vermeer and Christian Wojtowicz.

by CINDY M. CRANMER A crowd started gathering Monday night, July 9 in downtown Rockford to hear an impromptu performance by the Rockford Aces. This is not unusual as the group returned from Cincinnati as the top finishing team in their category in points in the United States and third in the world. The team […]

Water Polo does well in first year at Meijer State Games

Rockford and the opposing team attempt to get control of the ball during competition at the recent Meijer State Games.

by CINDY M. CRANMER Rockford water polo was well represented with its number of teams and their finishes at the Meijer State Games recently. More than 5,000 West Michigan athletes competed in events including archery, 3-D archery, basketball, BMX biking, bowling, boxing, cricket, cycling, disc golf, fencing, figure skating, golf, a fun run, hockey, judo, […]

Rockford family talks about seeing Biggest Loser finale live

Mike and Linda TenBrink are pictured at The Biggest Loser Ranch with first-place winner Jeremy Britt (in green) and third-place winner Conda Britt (in pink) while visiting the Britts for the live season 13 finale.	Photo courtesy of MIKE & LINDA TENBRINK

by CINDY M. CRANMER Celebrating the accomplishment of a family friend typically does not involve a trip across the country and the opportunity to be part of the audience during the live season finale of “The Biggest Loser.” That is exactly what a Rockford family got to experience by celebrating the victory of Jeremy Britt […]

Hundreds enjoy Lakes Art Make-and-Take event

Art teacher Kenn Vidro has been the organizer of the Lakes Elementary Art Make-and-Take for about 30 years.

by CINDY M. CRANMER A passion for art that started when he was a child turned into a 35-year career of inspiring students at Rockford schools. Lakes Elementary School had its annual Art Make-and-Take event on Thursday, April 26. The man who was behind the creation of the event teaches art at Lakes as well […]

RHS crew members help special needs students experience fun on water

Members of Rockford High School’s crew team along with special needs students gather for a photo before they are bussed out by AAA Canoes to learn about being on the water and canoe down the Rogue River.	Photo by CINDY M. CRANMER

by CINDY M. CRANMER Working together to benefit special needs students was the goal of everyone involved in a recent activity on the Rogue River. About 40 Rockford High School (RHS) crew team members gave up part of their summer break to work with about 20 special needs students. RHS students have been giving back […]