Rockford girls water polo wins state championship

Rams co-captain Casey Wolfer defends against Zeeland en route to Rockford winning the regional title.

The Lady Rams headed into the regional tournament Friday, May 18 with high expectations and they certainly delivered. The girls won the regional title by defeating Grand Haven, Hudsonville and Zeeland in the finals. The first game against Grand Haven featured a fine team effort with goals from Marie Siegel, Adrianna Craft, Casey Wolfer, Maddie […]

Chamber hosts annual Start of Summer Celebration

Playworld Amusements is providing this year’s midway and rides for the annual Start of Summer Celebration, June 7-10, downtown Rockford. The rides begin Thursday at 5 p.m. and Friday at noon.

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Start of Summer Committee are hoping that the community is ready to say goodbye to another school year. This year’s annual Start of Summer Celebration is celebrating its 44th year with another fun-filled event that features plenty of chills and thrills for the entire family. The City of […]

‘The Biggest Loser’ winner, Rockford’s Jeremy Britt offers tips to weight-loss success

Jeremy Britt, winner of “The Biggest Loser” Season 13, believes walking and running are good cardiovascular exercises. The Rockford resident lost 199 pounds to become the youngest winner of any season.	Photo by CINDY M. CRANMER

by CINDY M. CRANMER Perseverance and “keeping at it” are keys to success with a weight-loss plan, according to a Rockford resident and “The Biggest Loser” Season 13 winner. Jeremy Britt, 23, lost 199 pounds during the 13th season, dropping his body weight to 190 pounds. His sister, 24-year-old Conda Britt, lost 115 pounds to […]

Rockford grad’s final Scout project to benefit kids in need

Stephani Sawicki shows off donations from Aunt Candy’s Toy Company. The 2012 Rockford grad is creating a library for the kids who stay at St. John’s Home in Grand Rapids.

Lending Library for youth staying at St. John’s Home by BETH ALTENA Every spring graduates of Rockford High School wrap up a major part of their lives to date: saying goodbye to friends who are off to spend summer elsewhere, leaving for college at different schools, realizing the group they have grown up with for […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Big bucks The one with the most money almost always wins. That statement isn’t only about the third world. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly true of America. It takes big bucks to run for office (staff, travel, advertising, etc.) and elections have become battles for the bucks. It isn’t the small contributors that are worrisome. That’s the […]