Local school recognized for parent loyalty, satisfaction

Parental support is critical to a child’s success in school. Understanding the importance of this, charter school operator National Heritage Academies (NHA) has encouraged parent loyalty by recognizing its schools that demonstrate high levels of parental satisfaction and loyalty. NHA recently announced its 2009-2010 Eagle Award winners for parent loyalty, including Chandler Woods Charter Academy […]

Ram football stars commit to college

Rockford head football Coach Ralph Munger stands with six of his senior athletes who have committed to play football on the collegiate level. From left, Nate Sanders,  Tyler Pratt, Neil VanderLaan, Brett Egnatuk, Colin Remtema and Parker Ehinger.

by BETH ALTENA Six Rockford senior football players put it in writing and have committed to the college of their choice. On Wednesday, February 9 Rockford head Football Coach Ralph Munger invited the public and the media to an honorary signing of letters of intent, delayed one week from the first legal day student athletes […]

Public asked for help with pavilion remodel

Rotarians Jim Tol and Rick Schroder show the donation meter for funding to improve and repair the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Rockford.

by BETH ALTENA The Rotary pavilion on the corner of Squire and Courtland streets has seen decades of visits with Santa, housed the $1,000 Event, Fiddle Fest, Resolution Walk, Start of Summer and Harvest Festival events and much more since Rockford Rotary built the structure in 1985. It has been a gathering place in the […]

Jumpers enjoy refreshing dip for Sweetheart Splash

This entrant in Sweetheart Splash took a spin while jumping in.

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Special Olympics state championship coming in March

Volunteers needed for event The Grand Rapids Jaycees will be hosting the 2011 Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals and Skills Competition on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, at Rockford High School, Rockford Freshmen Campus, and Rockford North Middle School.  More than 500 athletes from across the state will travel to Rockford to […]