Roguewood Spanish Immersion presents Bomer as Example in Excellence

Maria Bomer, 11, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Maria appreciates life, always gives 100 percent in all she does Maria Bomer, 11, is the daughter of Heather and Michael Bomer and sister to Kathleen, 19, Christian, 17, and John, 14. Maria’s teachers describe her as a compassionate student with a permanent positive attitude who always tries to do her best, is honest, and […]

Elementary students have opportunity to create works for Art Attack

Lakes Elementary School students voted and selected their 10 favorite art pieces during the first Art Attack. Students and their winning pieces (pictured, in no particular order) include fifth-grader Ian Hearn; fourth-graders Svens Daukss, Megan Hearn, Sydney Zimmerman, Grace Pilarski, Carly Pitsch, Melanie Bowman and Cierra Davis; third-graders Morgan Hindman and Akselis Daukss; and second-graders Max Bosworth, Jace Kragt and Natalie Vezina.

by CINDY M. CRANMER More than one-third of the students at Lakes Elementary School participated in the first-ever art competition and creativity display at the Rockford school. Art Attack, which the students considered as their version of ArtPrize, included entries from kindergarten through fifth-grade students, according to Matt Zokoe, the fourth-grade teacher who led the […]

Jansen named MMA Legislator of the Year

Sen. Mark C. Jansen (center), R-Gaines Township, accepts the Michigan Manufacturing Association (MMA) Legislator of the Year Award for 2011 at the association’s annual reception. The MMA also honored Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, (right) as House Advocate of the Year for 2011 and Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, (left) as Senate Advocate of the Year for 2011.

Sen. Mark C. Jansen was named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturing Association (MMA) at the association’s annual reception on Tuesday, May 8. “It is my true honor and personal pleasure to present Senator Mark Jansen with the MMA Legislator of the Year Award for 2011,” said MMA President and CEO Chuck Hadden. […]

Geocache fastest find since 1871

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These geocachers are fast and fantastic. Katie Hammond and Jim LaFleur were barely off their bicycles on Monday, June 18 before they found the geocache located at The Rockford Squire newspaper office. The cache can be found with many others from Rockford (and everywhere else) at www.geocaching.com. The Squire cache is called “Free Since 1871.”

Team Ram Black continues stellar summer play

by RANDY GREGORY The Rockford baseball program has achieved unparalleled success in recent seasons (including a state championship in 2011). One of the pillars that the team’s success has been predicated on is the summer program that nearly every Ram freshman, sophomore and junior from last season participates in. The teams are separated into two […]