Rams cheerleaders closing gap

by MARY JO HILLS The Rockford High School Rams varsity competitive cheer team’s improved performance advanced them another step closer to the Big Red conference leaders in the pre-conference competition at Hudsonville on January 4. The ladies continue to step up their game and brought new skills to the mat to finish fifth overall with […]

Greenville fifth graders participate in mini medical school

Elementary students use artistic talent to replicate the human body; perform mock surgeries On Thursday, January 12 and Thursday, January 19, fifth graders within the Greenville Public School system will experience something few – if any- ten and eleven year olds do – performing surgery. This program initiated in 2011 when Baldwin Heights Elementary teacher […]

Keep your laughter local

Laugh out loud tune-up to be held at Corner Bar by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Let’s embrace the “think local” attitude here. Instead of taking our monies outside of the Rockford community to attend “LaughFest” in Grand Rapids in March, why not support the good works of the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) and laugh your […]

R.A.M. artifact #8

Childsdale Mansion Pottery Collage These are pottery pieces from around the vicinity of the Childsdale mansion. Childsdale, originally called Gibraltar, was comprised of a paper mill and the houses surrounding it as well as the mansion, built by the namesake’s son, Horace Childs. The mansion burned in a suspicious fire shortly after its owner died […]

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