Firefighters douse blazing car

If your car is going to catch fire, at least it should be considerate enough to do it less than a block from a fire station. Here Plainfield Township firefighters spray a burning car near their Plainfield Avenue station on Tuesday, June 2 about 6 p.m.

Exchange veteran is named area representative of the year

Pictured is Belmont’s Becky Delacher with Rockford-area exchange students.

Rebecca (Becky) Delacher of Belmont was chosen as recipient of the national Area Representative of the Year Award by International Student Exchange (ISE) at a conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISE is a respected and established nonprofit organization that places hundreds of foreign students in American high schools each year. “Becky is just so dedicated, […]

Kent County Commissioner Roger Morgan shows 1955 Studebaker

Kent County Commissioner Roger Morgan had a 1955 Studebaker in the car show at the American Legion post. Morgan said the truck is rare as only 3,959 were made. His daughter, Emily, lays claim to the second Morgan vehicle at the show, a 1974 Karmen Ghia. The company made only 1554 of the vehicles that year, the last year they were produced.  According to Morgan, these are rare also and “rusted out like soup cans.” The design was by Porche, and the vehicles are sometimes called “a poor man’s Porche.”

Rockford water polo second in state

The Rams' girls varsity water polo team celebrates its second-place finish at the state finals.

What can only be described as a phenomenal season came to an end Saturday, June 4, for the Rockford girls water polo team, losing in the state final game to Okemos High School. The road to the final game began Friday with a Ram victory against a tough Ann Arbor Pioneer team. The fans were […]

Rockford girls lacrosse claims fourth straight regional final

Rockford’s girls lacrosse team celebrates their fourth straight regional victory.	Photo by SCOTT LIVINGSTON

The Rockford girls lacrosse team claimed the regional title, advancing to the state semifinal against the winner of the South Lyon and Ann Arbor Pioneer regional final. It is the fourth straight trip for the Lady Rams to the semifinal game. The girls hope to defend their 2010 Division I championship. The Rams went through […]