The beetle battle against purple loosetrife

Bob Stegmier shows how easy it is to fight a harmful invasive plant by transplanting beetles.

An imported beetle that eats an invasive plant is being used to restore native wetland species such as cattails. Jim Biener and Bob Stegmier of the Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America are looking for some friends with good eyesight and steady hands to again collect these beetles and spread them […]

Native Plant Sale 2009

The Order Deadline for the spring native plant sale will be May 20, 2009. The sale will be held at the Kent CD office (Grand Rapids) at 3260 Eagle Park Dr. N.E., Suite 111, Grand Rapids on May 27 at 6 p.m. For additional information call (616) 942-4111 extension 100. There will be a cash […]

Rockford girls lacrosse wins by one over Flint Powers

Defending Division II girls lacrosse champion Flint Powers traveled to Rockford to take on the Rams in a battle between two of 2009’s elite teams. The game went back and forth over both halves with the Rams trailing early 3-1, at the half by one, down 7-6, and midway through the second half 10-8. Each […]

Rockford varsity tennis ties for first

Lindsay Gauger earns a first-place medal at the OK Red conference tournament.	Photo by SCOTT

The Rockford High School Rams girls varsity tennis team finished the regular season with a tie for first place at the Saturday, May 9 OK Red conference tournament. In the final conference standings, Rockford placed second behind OK Red champs Hudsonville by just one point. This week, the Rams’ attention turned to the Thursday, May […]

Rams varsity golfers win two more

Rockford’s Steven Mette tees off at Stonegate Golf Club, while team captain Adam Hoard stands by.

The Rams varsity boys golf team won another OK Red match on Tuesday, May 5 at Stonegate Golf Club in Muskegon. The Rams struggled a bit with the greens at par 37 Stonegate, but triumphed in the end. Rockford came in first place with a score of 159, followed by East Kentwood with 188 and […]