Words on Weather & Climate

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Trends in Snow Cover  by CRAIG JAMES  On the morning of January 12, 2011, an amazing 71% of the lower 48 states had at least a little snow on the ground. You can see on this map from the National Weather Service National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center in Minnesota that Florida was the only […]

Wolverine speaks up over development disharmony

Wolverine spokesperson Christi Cowdin said plans haven't really changed. There will be a shoe store and still be green space on the downtown Rockford property.

‘At no time did we decide not to build the shoe store’ by BETH ALTENA  Christi Cowdin, corporate communications spokesperson for Wolverine World Wide (WWW), said news stories of Wolverine’s decision not to build a shoe store this spring on the site of the former tannery have been misleading. “It’s a matter of timing,” she […]

Three students selected to All State High School Band

Rockford High School students (l–r) Eric Zeigler on bassoon, Marcus Powers on bassoon and Mackenzie Lyman on clarinet are honored to be chosen for the All State High School Band.

Three students from Rockford High School (RHS) were selected to participate in the All State High School Band. The selection process involved an audition that included sight-reading, scales and a prepared etude. Over 2,200 students from around the state competed for a coveted spot in the concert. Three days of rehearsals culminated in a concert […]

Eve Wrest has been selected as Mrs. Kent County

Rockford resident Eve Wrest has been named Mrs. Kent County.

Eve Wrest, a Rockford resident, will respresent Kent County and compete for the title of Mrs. Michigan America 2011 at an event featuring Delegates from all over the state of Michigan on February 12.  The winner will go on to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant in April at the The Greenbrier Resort, an award-winning resort located in […]

All the comforts of Rockford in Utah!

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For the first time in 25 years, Thom Arends decided to close his “tonsorial parlor” (make that barbershop now days) during Christmas week to take a family vacation. He and his wife Sue planned to spend the holidays with extended family and friends in Sandy, Utah. When Arends asked the members of the three families […]