Free firewood for fall

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As the Rockford Lions Club restores the Pioneer Cemetery next to North Rockford Middle School, they are piling up a stack of cuttings ranging from saplings to six-inch-diameter logs. While the city hauls this away during the week, this is a good opportunity for anyone handy with a saw to come to the west parking […]

Volley for Mitchell turns 5

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Four additional courts at NRMS to be added to accommodate record participation Volley for Mitchell 4-on-4 Charity Volleyball Tournament turns 5 in 2011 and is receiving a birthday present from AT&T. Tournament organizers recently announced that the 2011 event will be underwritten by a generous gift from AT&T in the amount of $ 3,500. “When […]

Lions Peace Post winners share vision

Displaying their winning posters are (l–r) art teacher Sarah Mullen and student Madeline Fryc of East Rockford Middle School and student Hannah Willman and art teacher Rachel Kibbe of North Rockford Middle School.

Madeline Fryc from East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) and Hannah Willman from North Rockford Middle School (NRMS) were chosen as this year’s Rockford Lions Club Peace Poster winners. Both students’ work represents the incredible talent that is prevalent in Rockford’s middle schools. Madeline’s submitted artwork was chosen as both the local and district winner, which […]

Young men take on trash in Rogue

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Erik Smoes, a junior at Rockford High School, and Beau Port, a seventh-grade student at North Rockford Middle School, put their passion for the Rogue River to work. Both are avid fishermen who also believe strongly in recycling. They really enjoy fishing in the Rogue and want to keep it clean. The two saw a […]

Hop A (half) Mile to help a child

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Unusual race raises money for orphanage This Saturday, May 14, hop on over to North Rockford Middle School to watch or participate in an unusual hippity-hop relay race. Teams may sign up at the event for $100 per person online at www.quack-back.com. “What is a hippity-hop relay?” you may ask.  It is your opportunity to […]