School Beat – June 4, 2009

Reflect on successful school year   by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools   I want to begin by congratulating all the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) students who earned diplomas this spring, including those from Rockford High School, River Valley Academy, and Rockford Adult Education. I wish you the very best […]

Baker College announces President’s List

Baker College of Muskegon recently announced their winter 2009 President’s List. The following full-time students earned a grade-point average of 4.0 for the winter quarter. Bradley Dubey of Rockford was included on the President’s List, as well as Sparta students Ruthanne Brinks, Philip Keller, Bethany Lovell, Larry Vawter and Arieole Wiley.

Kristin A. Darby awarded 2009 Chamber

Kristin A. Darby

Kristin Darby, a Rockford High School senior, is the proud recipient of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. Darby was among 13 applicants who applied for the $1,000 scholarship.  A panel of 12 board members had the difficult task of poring over the applications and whittling down the list to the eventual winner. Darby impressed […]

Cannon Pool reopens for 45th year

Cannon pool.

The Cannon Pool has reopened for its 45th year to the joy of many kids and families. This year families want and need inexpensive fun, choosing the Cannon Pool as a vacation alternative.  Member, Mark Lemoine said, “We join the pool every year because of the fun, the Snack Shack and because it would cost […]

The Squire visits Africa

  ALL THE WAY-The Bowman family took a copy of their hometown paper along as they went to Africa to help with a hospital built with inspiration by Dave Bowman (left) and, according to him, plenty of miracles. The Bowmans and their children continue to look for ways to improve the lives of their family […]