Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Shibler speaker at Golden R reunion  Dr. Michael Shibler, Rockford superintendent of schools, speaks during the Golden R reunion of the class of 1962 held June 30, 2012. He spoke of the accomplishments of the school staff during a time of funding cuts. There were 46 graduates present who graduated prior to 1962, in addition to the new Golden R members of RHS graduating class 1962. At the end of the luncheon, Betty Harris Wonders played the piano while the group sang "God Bless America."

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Several people have contacted me asking if I could do a column about Thor. Because many readers may not know about Thor, let’s ask the following “Nugget of Rockford History” question:  Who was Thor? Contact me at (616) 866-0530 with your answer and also with your Thor […]

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality answer questions posed by the public on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting was held to update the community on the progress of testing underway at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery property in downtown Rockford.

Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  About a hundred residents, including city officials and Wolverine Worldwide representatives, attended a public meeting held jointly by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Tuesday, April 24 at the Rockford Freshman Center. A presentation […]

One injured in three-vehicle crash that included bus

Photos courtesy of WZZM 13

by CINDY M. CRANMER Photos courtesy of WZZM 13 Rockford school officials and police stated that a tire did not break loose from a Rockford bus as witnesses and early media agencies originally reported during a three-vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman. “A car struck the front tire of the bus, knocking off the […]

Rockford credit union donates all profits of Ram Pride check sales

RCFCU-checks

Rockford Community Federal Credit Union (RCFCU) is proud to announce its seventh year of selling the official “Ram Pride” checks. Profits from each box of checks are donated directly to the Rockford Public Schools. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, RCFCU’s CEO, Connie Taylor, along with financial teen advocate Emily Munslow and employees Cassandra Chartier and Josh […]

First RPS Hall of Fame members inducted

The first inductees in the Rockford Public School Hall of Fame stand in front of the new monument which bears their names.

It was a ceremony unlike any other for Rockford Public Schools and the impact will continue on for generations. From Friday, October 1 with a monument dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on through Sunday, October 3 with a farewell brunch, Rockford Public Schools recognized ten special people. Several came from different countries for the first Rockford […]