Dennis Smith joins race for 73rd District state representative

Dennis-Smith

“The past several years have been some of the toughest in our state’s history. People tell me they want fresh bold thinking and a return to the conservative principles of less government, less taxes, a stable economy, and jobs growth,” says Dennis Smith of Cannon Township, who has joined the race to become the 73rd […]

Rockford’s Top 10 Academic Graduates Honored

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In a large school district like Rockford, earning top 10 academic honors is an incredible achievement. Rockford’s top 10 students are an example of excellence for our district. If you see any of these students in the future, congratulate them on their hard work and wish them well in their future endeavors. Rockford will be […]

The house that RHS Youth Initiative built

UNSTOPPABLE—Members of Rockford Youth Initiative, school officials and the Cisneros family stand on the porch of the home the students bought from the City of Grand Rapids and rehabbed for Habitat for Humanity. They didn’t let busy lifestyles, a down economy or an overwhelming project dampen their enthusiasm for their service project. The Cisneros family—parents Froylan and Dawn with Jacob, 6, Jerry, 4, and Andrew and Amalia, 3—sits on the steps.

Kids are always up to something. At Rockford High School (RHS), the Youth Initiative club proved they were up to the organization’s most ambitious project ever. On Wednesday, June 2, the results of their year-long labor were presented before the media, school officials and a family filled with gratitude. Youth Initiative is a high school […]

Water boiling precaution lifted after testing

According to Rockford City Manager Michael Young, the city water is safe and two required tests show that residents can again ingest water without having to boil it. An electrical storm that caused severe damage Monday, May 31, included two lightning hits that damaged the computer system that runs the water plant and elevated water […]

Rockford grad one of nation’s top Merit winners

Mackenzie Young

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that Rockford High School senior Mackenzie Young has earned finalist status. In the fall of 2009, 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. took the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Young is one of 15,000 finalists and one of 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners nationwide. At Rockford High […]