Real winners are children in United Bank’s ‘Dress the Dolls’

THE WINNERS—Christine Green, Sandy Waite (NKSC), Kathy Perez (assistant manager) United Bank), Sue McCauley.

And, the winner is….. Christine Green of Rockford was a first time participant in the seventh annual United Bank Dress the Dolls campaign. She entered her doll with a handmade red-cloaked ice skater complete with matching muff and tam. The old-fashioned full-length dress and cloak were trimmed in white. It was called the “Christmas Doll’ by […]

PeeWee hockey team Ram tough

The Rockford area PeeWee House hockey team (11- and 12-year-olds) have started their season with an amazing 17-0 record. Virtually unheard of at any level of hockey, this team is Rockford proud and Ram tough. The team is made up of (front row, l–r) Grant Gabriel, Jacob Devries, Bradley Barnard, Brendan Coolbaugh, Nick Rethamel, Ryan […]

Swim/Dive team wins first meet of season 115-61

Rockford sophomore Cody Brown plows through the water. Photo by GORDY PETERSON

by DENISE WEBB Rockford Head Coach Tom Parks was all smiles at the end of his first swim/dive meet of the season not because Rockford won 115-61 against Byron Center, but because of how well the men performed both as a team and individually. “We graduated last year some very fast swimmers with impressive state […]

Rockford wrestlers have strong showing in Kent County Classic

Austin Scogg goes for the pin.

Nine Rams bring home medals The dual meet with Hudsonville scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9 was postponed due to the blizzard and will be made up at as part of the Dec. 19 Tom Horn Tournament to be held at Holland High School. The Rams did see action on Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Kent […]

Reader shares eagle photos

eagle1

Thank you to the reader who took these beautiful pictures of eagles spotted at Bostwick Lake. The photos were taken just before the first big snow of the year. Unlike many birds, raptors such as eagles do not migrate, but stay for the winter. Perhaps more pictures of these majestic birds will show up this […]