Rams girls basketball team win OK Red conference

The Rockford Rams girls basketball team celebrates its victory in the OK Red conference.

  The success of any team can be measured several ways. The Rockford girls basketball team set out at the beginning of the season declaring a set of goals: play united, play and practice with a positive attitude no matter what happens, and play as a team, not as an individual. The Lady Rams accomplished […]

Rams win OK Red conference championship


  Celebrating in their natural environment—in the water—Rockford wins the OK Red swimming and diving conference championship on Saturday, Feb. 27 at home. After three days of nonstop excitement, Rockford came out on top with 368 points, followed by Grandville (338), Holland West Ottawa (317), Jenison (294), East Kentwood (269), Hudsonville (240) and Grand Haven (186). […]

RCS’ environmental program like no other

Several sixth-graders clean up at Frederick Meijer Gardens as part of Rockford Christian School’s environmental program.

by M. SOLLE The Rockford Christian School (RCS) campus sits on over 36 acres and overlooks beautiful Lake Bella Vista. To the average person, RCS is a “typical” Rockford school—stunning facility, large campus, academically excellent. Yet something many don’t know is that RCS has an environmental focus. RCS was the very first school in Kent […]

Environmental group expands goals

PROTECTION OUR WATERS—Members of the public, facilitated by a Rogue River Watershed Council member, break up into work groups to provide input on a variety of environmental topics.

  The Rogue River Watershed Council held its annual meeting at Rockford’s Community Cabin in early 2010, continuing its efforts to protect the watershed and goals to improve educational opportunities for the public and municipalities along the watershed’s domain. Janice Thompkins of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Natural Resources and member […]

Artists share coffee, memories at Arnie’s

LOCAL ARTISTS HANGING OUT—Front row: Nancy Liszewski, Peggy Salk, Dana Ziebarth, Michael Callihan, and Louise Bauer. Back row: Kathlene Kalinowski, Kathlene Putham, Patti Mollema, Sue Callihan and Phillip Glass, host.

  Back in the day, Rockford was known as an artistic town where many craftspeople plied their trades in the shops and sold what they made or created. Today, there are still many artists in residence and the town is known for its love of culture and the arts. On Wednesday, February 17, a gathering […]