Rockford beats Kenowa Hills in district baseball opener

The Rams celebrate a district championship win.

Rams defeat Northview to win district title On Saturday, June 4, at Northview High School, Rockford won their first district game 11-2 behind another great pitching performance by senior left-hander, Joe Kropiewnicki. Kropiewnicki did what he has done all year, utilizing pinpoint accuracy and keeping the hitters off balance. Kropiewnicki cruised through the first and […]

Chamber hosts annual Start of Summer Celebration

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This year’s weather brings new meaning to the acronym “SOS,” the international distress signal used by ships. However, Rockford is planning on using it in two ways. In the past the initials have been used to identify the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s (RCC) Start of Summer Celebration. The double meaning is handy this year, however, […]

Michigan State Police welcomes new trooper

Post Commander F/Lt. Chris McIntire is proud to introduce Trooper Matthew J. Demny to the team at the Rockford Michigan State Police Post.

by BETH ALTENA Things have changed in funding for the Michigan State Police (MSP) over the years, and this year’s recruit class, at just 35 new troopers, is a far cry from the 100-plus new recruits when Rockford Post Commander F/Lt. Chris McIntire was in training. He recalls hating the water rescue part of the […]

Rockford business changes hands

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‘I’m buying a piece of Rockford’ by BETH ALTENA When you see the Rockford football team on the big flatbed truck during this Saturday’s Start of Summer parade, the truck towing it won’t be River Valley Auto. Todd Pell has purchased the towing portion of the River Valley Auto business and has changed the company […]

Relax with a picnic without the work

Laura DeWilde of Twisted Vine  shows off a new Bridge Street Baskets picnic now available at her restaurant.

Twisted Vine to offer complete picnic basket bundle What could be more hometown America than an afternoon picnic complete with a tablecloth to throw down on the grass, delicious food, beverage and dessert? Now Rockford shoppers can take a break from finding great deals downtown and enjoy a relaxing meal from Twisted Vine, complete with […]