Rockford varsity soccer season underway

Rams sophomore Sydney Benda prepares to shoot the first goal of the season.	Photo by NANCY DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The Rockford girls varsity soccer team began its season with the same opponent with which it ended the 2008 season. The results were the same as well. However, the Rams are a very different team from a year ago. The Rams lost 2-1 in the regional opener last spring to Okemos, and […]

Six frequently asked questions answered

The Community Expo, one of my favorite events of the year, occurred last Saturday at Rockford’s senior high school. This was the fifth annual expo as sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. We have Carl Shook, past executive director of the Chamber, to thank for our expo. Six or seven years ago, he first proposed […]

Sign up now for basketball camp

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star (TSAS) Summer Basketball Camp. The TSAS Summer Basketball Camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 11 […]

Fresh and Fabulous Chicken Salads

by JEANNE BRIGGS Of all the myriad preparations to which chicken so beautifully adapts, perhaps none is as simple or as popular as the salad. Chicken provides a light but flavorful foil for any number of other flavors: chicken with apples, chicken with olives, curried chicken with chutney, chicken with avocados-the combinations are endless. First […]

Classifieds – March 26, 2009

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