Rockford club produces national champs

SHARP SHOOTERS—Stars of the Rockford Junior Olympic Archery program include (front) Alice Billin, Tyler Glenn and Raija McIntyer and (back) Mikaela, Corinne Giersch, Mikayla Venoms, Hayley Giersch and Katerina.

A Rockford program which is just four years old is already setting its sights on the highest levels—and reaching them. On Northland Drive north of 13 Mile Road, drivers may have noticed a sign for the Rockford Sportsmans Club. Neighbors may hear the report of gun shots as members practice their aim. What you won’t […]

Byrne Electrical Specialists buys XUS Corp

Above is an example of the innovative “green” LED lighting for commercial exterior, municipal, parking garage, and indoor industrial spaces.

Byrne Electrical Specialists Inc., a local manufacturer privately owned and operated for 40 years, has announced the acquisition of XUS Corporation, a leader of “green” innovation in the LED solid state lighting industry. The company, formerly out of Holland, Mich., will become part of Byrne’s diverse product portfolio, which includes power and data distribution technologies. […]

Lady Rams win JV state championship

Rockford’s junior varsity girls water polo team celebrates their victory over 13 other teams in the Michigan Water Polo Junior Varsity State Championship tournament.            Photo by KANDI JEZAK

Varsity celebrates senior night with victory over EGR Rockford and East Grand Rapids high schools jointly hosted the Michigan Water Polo Junior Varsity State Championship tournament on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. Fourteen teams played tough through 24 games to earn a shot at the state title. Both Rockford and Troy went undefeated in the […]

Grillapalooza hot success despite daunting weather

Jamie McCormick and Natalie Beeg hand out samples of turkey and pork cooked in a Big Green Egg. The pair had a great time under an outdoor awning last Saturday, despite rain and wind.

The Big Green Egg and staff at Herman’s Boy made this year’s Grillapalooza a popular and well-attended event, despite a weather prediction of possible snow flurries and blowing rain. Members of the Rockford Sportsman’s Club were on hand to talk about the Junior Olympic Archery Program and plenty of residents tasted samples of turkey and […]

Program an investment in our children

Officer Dave Jehnzen speaks before the Plainfield Township Board, asking them to continue to fund the student D.A.R.E. program. “D.A.R.E. isn’t about drugs. It is about a complete approach to lifestyle as they go through elementary school, high school and hopefully for the rest of their lives,” Jehnzen said.

“This is an investment in our children.” D.A.R.E. Officer Dave Jehnzen and Rockford’s Chief of Police Dave Jones spoke before the Plainfield Township Board Monday, May 3, asking the township to continue to support D.A.R.E. Jehnzen took time to describe some of the highlights of the program and answer the board’s questions. Plainfield Township has […]