Scouts attend summer camp


Cub Scout Pack 3282 Roguewood Elementary Webelos recently attended Gerber Cub Scout Webelos Adventureland Camp. They enjoyed friends and outdoor activities, lots of games and had tons of fun. Participating Scouts were Maxwell Scroggs, Blake Gordon, Parker O’Brien, Conner Hoyle, Sebastian Stange, and Matt Copping. Adults in attendance were James Scroggs, Chad Gordon, Joe O’Brien, […]

Words on Weather and Climate — July 15, 2010


Heat Wave 2010 by CRAIG JAMES According to the National Weather Service, in our part of the country a heat wave is defined as a period of at least three consecutive days of temperatures at 90F or warmer. The period July 4 through July 7 had high temperatures each day of 92 degrees both in […]

Profitable business up for sale

Sweet Peas are one of many locally crafted items that sell new at the store.

Gumballs and Overalls owner moving away Now that her children are grown and off to college, Gumballs and Overalls owner Tammy Newman believes it is time for her to make a life change as well. The one-year-old business located at 120 Courtland is up for sale as the newly-engaged Newman makes arrangements to leave Rockford […]

Incumbent Morgan runs for commission re-election


Roger Morgan is seeking re-election to the 3rd District seat on the Kent County Commission. Morgan, a commissioner since 2001, recently served four years as chairman of the commission after having served as vice-chair of the board for three years as well as being the finance and physical resources committee chair. Morgan stated, “I have […]

The Rockford Squire in Iraq!

SQUIRE GOES TO WAR IN IRAQ—Rodney McNany  pictured on the throne that Yasser Arafat presented to Saddam Hussein.

As a Rockford resident, my kids have been delivering the Squire for at least seven years if not longer. Starting with my son Aaron who graduated RHS three years ago, we’ve had four of our kids delivering with Emilie, who will be a sophomore next year, currently working a route.  We should have the route […]