OPINIONS — January 21, 2010

Michigan a dysfunctional State of being by CLIFF & NANCY HILL What follows is another example of how Michigan—in spite of rhetoric from the governor’s office and the state legislature to reform the state—is still finding ways to not deliver services more efficiently and in a timely manner. In 2008, the Michigan state legislature created […]

Nature center to offer Birds of Prey show

Please sign up for the Birds of Prey (Raptors) presentation by the John Ball Zoo on January 30 (details at www.kentconservation.org/hcnc). This is a unique opportunity to see live animals up close while the Zoo is closed this winter. Advance registration is due by January 25 since a minimum number of participants is required (or […]

Lady Rams battle in thrilling double-overtime OK Red showdown

Rockford’s Kate Huyser prepares to drive to the basket against Grand Haven’s Alex Law.

Last Friday evening, Jan. 15, the Rockford Rams traveled to Grand Haven for a pivotal match-up with the Buccaneers. A log-jam exists atop the OK Red as Rockford, Grand Haven, Hudsonville and West Ottawa all share first place with identical 3-1 records. Last week, Rockford let a win slip away in a tough loss to […]

Wrestlers dominate conference play against old foes

Jake Banaszak is on his way to a major decision against Gerardo Garcia of West Ottawa.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Sam Williams pulls off a switch on Zach Rehrus of West Ottawa. Photo by JIM COOPER by TIM COOPER With the starting weight drawn at 160 pounds in Rockford’s dual meet against West Ottawa, held on Wednesday, Jan. 13, Rockford’s Robbie Gorton started the night’s wrestling. Showing a systematic destruction of West Ottawa’s Austin Sanders, […]

Rockford gymnastics hosts dual meet

by JANE NOFFSINGER The Rockford gymnastics team hosted a dual meet against Mona Shores on Tuesday, Jan. 12. With an overall score of 139.625, the Rams proved that meeting their goal of 140 is within their reach! On the floor exercise, the scores soared with Ali VanBelkum taking the lead with an impressive 9.6. Kelsey […]