A Wise move for Rockford

by RICH ZECK For over 12 years, Wise Photography has brought life and emotions to one-dimensional pictures at her studio on Bridge Street. You can say owner Michelle Wise has had her eye on hundreds of area families lives. She has been there to take pictures at our children’s births, weddings, anniversaries, senior class memories […]

Secrets of a Sunken Cannon Revisited

Rich Geldhof

by RICH GELDHOF The older we get the more powerful our minds become and when we don’t use what the brain has stored we “lose it.” Our short-term memory capacity is normally from five-nine number digits.  This explains why phone numbers and checking accounts are kept to seven numbers and a social security number doesn’t […]

Superintendent Shibler shines in annual performance evaluation

The  Rockford  Board  of  Education  issued  the  following  summary  of Superintendent Dr. Shibler’s performance evaluation, held on Monday, April 13, 2009 Rockford Public Schools reached two significant milestones this year: Rockford Public Schools will graduate its 125th class and Dr. Shibler will complete his twentieth year as superintendent. Dr. Shibler  continued  his  professional  and  exemplary  leadership  of  the  district and  he  is generally considered the “dean” of superintendents in Kent County and throughout the State. […]

Lakes Elementary’s Olivia Sobie: an Example in Excellence

olivia-sobie

Radiant smile and sparkling greeting typical of sunny student Olivia Sobie, age 11, is the daughter of Lisa Sobie. Known by her teachers for her positive attitude, her warm smile and her willingness to lend a hand or give a kind word to a peer or teacher, Olivia is recognized by Lakes Elementary as an […]

Rockford, Algoma respond to three-car crash Tuesday

Rockford Fire and Police responded to a 4 p.m. crash at the intersection of Northland Drive and Twelve Mile Road Tuesday, April 14. One larger vehicle appeared to hit head-on with a smaller four-door and a third vehicle, also a small four-door car, was also involved. Traffic was slowed but not blocked on Northland until the vehicles were removed and rescue responders swept up debris. Rockford Ambulance was also on the scene as was Algoma Fire Department. It was unclear at press time how many people were injured or how badly, but no stretchers were visible.