Ram football team awarded Academic All State honors

The Rockford Rams receiving second-place Academic All State honors are (front row, l–r) Zack Nelson, Spencer Sims, Adam Kroll, Connor Darby, Jesse Edick, Cameron Borg; (back) Coach Joe Schwander, Mark LaPrairie, Bryce Vanderberg, Austin Burris, Steven Mette, Colin Remtema and Coach Ralph Munger.

Congratulations to the Rockford Rams football team on receiving second place in the Academic All State Division I standings. The top four teams in each division recently received plaques honoring their achievements. The top four finishers for Division I were Holland West Ottawa with a 3.976 grade-point average, Rockford with a 3.924, Saline with a […]

Students run to help children in Haiti

Abby Wallis Stacey Chrisman, of Rockford, with a class of first graders in Haiti.

Goal is $10,000 for kitchen, classroom A determination to help those in Haiti and the generosity of the Rockford area have students well on their way to an ultimate goal of $10,000 to go to a kitchen, classroom, books and more for students in Haiti. The most recent fundraiser is coming right up and the […]

Swan killed in power line collision

A reader shared this photo of the swan killed Thursday when it struck a power line over the White Pine Trail at Bridge Street. The force of the explosion threw the bird’s body to the Rogue River Tavern a block away.

Power outage, general confusion follows by BETH ALTENA A man walking the White Pine Trail narrowly escaped with his life after a swan flew into a live power line, resulting in an explosion and the arcing, live wire shooting sparks and fire on the popular trail. The incident left the downtown without power for about […]

Crowds pack annual EXPO despite sunny spring weather

Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec wears a Squire headband that staff from the local paper were handing out to kids and adults. This is Jazwiec's second term as mayor for Rockford.

                                                              Despite an unseasonably warm March day, crowds again packed this year’s EXPO with lively entertainment non-stop on the stage, four $500 cash winners, and […]

Rockford embraces Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals

More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, chaperones expected to attend The Special Olympics Michigan 2011 State Basketball Finals will take place March 25-26 at Rockford Public Schools. This two-day competition will draw more than 1,000 athletes, coaches and chaperones from throughout Michigan. Approximately 350 volunteers coordinated by the Grand Rapids Jaycees will also be on hand […]