OBITUARIES — February 24, 2011

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Coleman Mrs. Kathryn “Kay” Coleman, age 74, of Rockford passed away on February 15, 2011. Kay was born in Fond du Lac , Wis. on St. Patrick’s Day 1936. After graduating from St. Mary’s Springs Academy High School, Kay studied business at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Kay enjoyed the cosmopolitan life in “Fondy,” tooling around […]

ERMS magnet leading Rockford into greener days

Members of the Rockford Izaak Walton League explain to students how a rain barrel is constructed and works. Pictured is current President Georgia Donovan along with past president and current board member Duane DeVries. The Izaak Walton League is a national conservation group with a local chapter, which meets at its headquarters at  5641 Myers Lake Road.

Environmentally friendly education leaves the schoolroom by BETH ALTENA They learn about everything with a nature in mind. The East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) Earthkeepers magnet includes sixth- and seventh-grade students who, between them, not only cover the different areas of traditional curriculum with nature-themed studies, but are also literally changing the landscape around them. […]

Rockford student takes first in math competition

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Rockford was well represented at the Regional Math Counts competition held at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) on Friday, Feb. 11. Alex Markules, an eighth-grade student at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, placed first amongst all individual participants. Pictured is Alex signing a scholarship he received from GVSU due to his win. He is […]

Rockford hockey honors seniors with win

Rams senior Zach King breaks down the ice.	Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE

Friday night, Feb. 18, the Rockford varsity hockey team honored their seniors first with a ceremony to recognize their accomplishments both on and off the ice. This year’s senior class includes Eric Datema. Alex Schrotenboer, Zack King, Zack Vandawater, Mike Vandervelde and Thomas Soupal. Each of these players and their parents were introduced to an […]

Rams girls basketball takes close win over Jenison

Kendra Billardello drives to the basket against Jenison.	Photo by STEVE PETERSON

by TOM SCOTT From the word go, the Rockford girls basketball team had their work cut out for the night of Friday, Feb. 18, as the Jenison team was matching Rockford’s skills and scoring abilities at every chance. Rockford proved their dominance despite the tough competition and held the lead at halftime, 20-16. The Lady […]