Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE

Squire thanks friends for float The Rockford Squire staff would like to thank those who contributed to their Start of Summer Celebration parade float. Thank you to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for lending the truck, Post Berry Farms for the bushel baskets and crates, Rockford Ace Hardware for the beautiful plants, Pegasus Sports for the quick […]

Chamber praises celebration cooperation

Start of Summer Parade Grand Marshals (l–r) Linda Southwick, Polly VonEschen and Gay McDonald, along with John Scheidel (front seat), appear in the parade on Saturday, June 9. The four have been working on the Start of Summer Celebration for more than 20 years.	Photo by TOM SCOTT

Dear Editor, The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) would like to thank this great community, the businesses, and all the volunteers for their participation and support of another fun-filled Start of Summer Celebration. The RCC would like to sincerely thank the Start of Summer Celebration committee for all their hard work, tireless efforts and dedication […]

SCHOOL BEAT

Team Claire by BOB SIEGEL Principal, Valley View Elementary School When does a school become more than a building, and transform into a loving/learning community? Pondering this is analogous to the question: When does a house become a home? This past year the students, staff and parents at Valley View Elementary School came together like […]

Rockford Lions, youth groups help to plant thousands of trees locally

The Rockford Boy Scout Troop 264 and Cub Scout Troop 3264 are pictured with members of the Rockford Lions Club, under the direction of Rockford Lion Club First Vice District Governor elect Rock Wood. The troops planted Norway spruce trees at the Courtland Township Fire Station across from Myers Lake.

The Rockford Lions Club teamed up with several youth groups to plant trees at 12 Rockford Public Schools and the Courtland Township Fire Hall. More than 50 varieties native to Michigan were planted by members of the Rockford Lions Club, Rockford Leos Club, Cub Scout Pack 3264, Boy Scout Troop 264, and Rockford students over […]

Rockford girls water polo team honored with awards

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Completing a clean sweep as district champions, regional champions and state champions, multiple Rams water polo players were rewarded for their play throughout the season and in tournament play. Receiving All-State accolades for the Lady Rams were Casey Wolfer, Adrianna Craft and Ellianna Raymond. Regional and district honors went to Kara Vandawater, Wolfer, Raymond and […]