Rockford teachers union donates to help the community

From North Kent Community Services, Sandy Waite, director, and Kevin Kamphuis, employee.

The teachers in Rockford Public Schools work each day to reach out to community children who cross the threshold of their classroom. To extend this impact and benefit children both locally and regionally, the Rockford teachers’ union, the Rockford Education Association, has recently made donations to North Kent Community Services and the Salvation Army. To […]

Rockford roper reaches new milestone

Jessalyn hangs out with a new friend at the Special Needs Rodeo.

If Jessalyn Gingrich wins any more competitions, she’s going to need a bigger jacket. The Rockford resident has been riding horses since she’s been able to walk, and has racked up so many wins in competitions from barrel racing to roping that the list of her championships, embroidered on her coat, literally can’t get any […]

Students put on a show as wax museum project

Kevin Klein plays Paul Revere.

Belmont Elementary students learned about history, dress up as favorite characters and perform for their teachers and peers Wednesay, March 3. As part of the school’s wax museum project, kids prepared a historic account of a famous Americans and dressed up in period outfits, including an early wheelchair for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As the […]

Ram wrestler rises through adversity

Austin Scogg poses with his mother Renee after winning the 152-pound state championship in Division I.

Scogg wins state championship for his mom by JIM COOPER A state championship is never a small feat. The hard work that goes into winning a title can never be emphasized enough. Unquestionably, it’s one of the greatest accomplishments most athletes who do will ever achieve. But sometimes, it’s much more than just a state […]

Another good year for Rockford ski teams

Rockford’s boys skiers race to a seventh-place finish at regionals.

The Rockford boys ski team has pulled out a last-minute victory in their last race of the season to win their second conference championship in a row. The team has had their ups and downs this season but never gave up. Winning the championship this season shows that they have had a strong season and […]