Plenty of freebies, but no car giveaway at Community Expo

Ric’s Food Center Store Director Dave Brickner helps pass out samples during Expo. A variety of treats were given out.

Four people left $500 richer, but no one was able to claim the big prize of the day, the Chevy Malibu offered by drawing by John Decker Chevrolet. No one left empty handed, unless by choice however. The sixth annual Community Expo held March 20 was as well-attended as in past years. Booths of all […]

Food, Family, Fun — March 25, 2010

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Hush Puppies kicks off shoe design contest  Hush Puppies, the originator of the first suede casual shoe, is sponsoring a shoe design contest on their website at www.hushpuppies.com in partnership with www.runwayonmonroe.com. Official rules of the contest and information about entries are outlined on the Hush Puppies website. Contest entries can be by drawn by […]

Education Blackboard — March 25, 2010

School Beat Are schools political or practical? by RANDY SELLHORN, Trustee, Board of Education I have been a school board trustee for many years now. I have come to expect certain things at certain times of the year as we move through the activities of a school year. Kindergarten roundup, graduation, budget development, purchasing buses to […]

West Michigan hockey team goes to USA hockey nationals

The Grand Rapids Griffins Bantam AA hockey team is comprised of several Rockford residents. They are (l–r) Head Coach Scot Mills, Cam Bathum, Todd Millar, Trevor Mills, Nathan Hill and Assistant Coach Alan Hoard.

First time in West Michigan history This hard working group of boys started the season with a goal that no one thought could be achieved—a goal that no other hockey team from the west side of Michigan had EVER achieved. The goal was to win the state championship and qualify to go play for a national […]

Riptide places sixth overall in state championships

Rockford Riptide sent its largest contingent of swimmers ever to the 12-and-under Michigan Swimming Short Course state championships March 12-14 in Waterford, Mich. A total of 17 Riptide swimmers qualified and competed in 73 individual swims and six relays during the event. This was nearly double the number of qualifiers in previous years. Riptide placed […]