Birthdays — December 26 – January 1

26th Conor Reed, Stephanie Varady 27th Kaylee Hackbardt, Joan Harding, Shirley Martin 28th Kevin Bartlett, Tina Brockman, Kelly Schluckebier 31st Retha Karasiewicz JANUARY 1st Georgia Beardsley, EJ Boss, Darlene Crysler, Lana Hackbardt, Emily Seagraves

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — December 23, 2009

Issues beyond our comprehension As we near the end of the year, many taxpayers review their financial and tax situations to see if there are any steps that can be taken to reduce their tax bill. There are multitudes of ways to decrease a tax bill. Many of them I have gone over in the […]

Free children’s dental clinic February 5

A child receives free dental care from Dr. Frey during Give Kids a Smile Day.

‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ designed to bring dentistry to underserved children Give Kids a Smile Day is one way the dental profession is responding to oral health issues among our nation’s poorest children. In the past few years there has been a marked increase in awareness of this issue, due in part to the […]

Rockford wins second swim/dive meet in a row

Rockford senior Alex Devries competes in the 100-yard butterfly, swimming a state-qualifying time.

Bothma finished the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.79, which was one hundredth of a second faster (22.80) than outstanding swimmer Sam Schulze of Grand Haven. Bothma now has two state times, the first earned in the 100-yard freestyle (49.99) at the December 8 meet against Byron Center. Devries swam the 100-yard butterfly with […]

Rockford wrestlers take on state’s best

Jake Byers receives one of his six near-falls against Jenison on December 16.

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Rockford Rams wrestling team traveled to Jenison for a dual meet against Division I’s 10th-ranked team. In the 130-pound match, Rockford senior Jake Byers once again showed his dominance, this time wrestling against Jenison’s Nick Lovell. In typical fashion, Byers scored early and often on his way to winning a […]