July 19 2012

Roguewood Spanish Immersion presents Bomer as Example in Excellence

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Maria appreciates life, always gives 100 percent in all she does 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 Bomer, 11, is the daughter of Heather and Michael Bomer and sister to Kathleen, 19, Christian, 17, and John, 14. Maria’s teachers [...]

Elementary students have opportunity to create works for Art Attack

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by CINDY M. CRANMER Matt Zokoe, fourth-grade teacher, led the Lakes Elementary Student Council in coordinating the first-ever Lakes Art Attack. 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, [...]

Jansen named MMA Legislator of the Year

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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. [...]

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 [...]

Team Ram Black continues stellar summer play

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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 different age [...]
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