Drivers advised of Plainfield lane closure

Lane closures for road repair will be in place from 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 through 5 p.m. Sunday, August 12 on Plainfield Avenue from Lamberton Lake Drive to Fuller Avenue. A minimum of one lane will remain open in each direction. The work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.). Sign up to […]

Ritzenhein in London to compete in third Olympics

Dathan Ritzenhein (right) qualifies in the 10,000-meter event for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Following Ritzenhein is Matt Tegenkamp, who, along with Galen Rupp, also qualified for the U.S. team.	Photo courtesy of DETROIT FREE PRESS

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Dathan Ritzenhein, a 2001 Rockford High School graduate, qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in the 10,000 meters by finishing third in the U.S. Olympic Track & Field trials on June 23 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. He needed to finish third and also reach the American A standard […]

Rams Hockey topping growth charts in Michigan

Winter sports, ice rinks and hockey may be the furthest thing from your mind with our recent heat wave. In spite of our roasting temperatures this summer, Rockford Hockey Association (Rams Hockey) is thinking winter, snow and ice hockey right now in both planning for their 2012-13 season, and with recent exciting news from USA […]

Hope College announces spring sports letter winners

Letter winners on spring sports teams at Hope College have been announced by athletic director Tim Schoonveld and women’s athletic director Eva Folkert. Rockford letter winners are freshman Jonathan Panzer in men’s tennis, junior Joel Rietsema in men’s track, and sophomore Katie Carlson in women’s track. The spring season culminated a successful year of intercollegiate […]

Rockford defeats Hudsonville in Little League Majors Division District 9 championship game

District 9 Majors champions are Rockford’s team of (front row, l–r) bat boy Luke McLean, Wendell Lanphear, Devin Korf, Khale Showers, Trey Herblet, Jackson Danner, bat boy Nate Herblet; (back row) Coach Lee, Logan Lee, Paul Reinke, Jason Whitaker, Coach Showers, Conner Walstad, Mel Moseley Jr., Jake McLean, and Coach McLean.	Photo by MARY MOSELEY

Logan Lee struck out 10 in 5-1/3 innings to lead Rockford to its first District 9 Majors baseball championship on Sunday, July 15, 3-0 over Hudsonville. “This is the first time in 20 years we’ve had a Rockford team in the state tournament,” said Rockford Little League President Warren Lanphear. Lee, a tall pitcher with […]