Outdoor education big draw for fall at Camp Roger

Since the beginning of Camp Roger’s outdoor education program in 2000, the number of school groups and students attending has progressively increased. This October, the camp reached its 2,000th event and had the 75,000th student come through the discovery nature center. So far this school year, 88 events have been held at Camp Roger’s Rockford […]

Michigan first in nation for small business loans

  Michigan’s banks and credit unions led the country in providing government-backed small-business loans, according to new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Detroit Free Press reported that from October 2010 through September 2011, $689 million in small-business loans went to businesses in a variety of industries in Michigan. During that time […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dog parks improve canine behavior Dear Editor, It has come to my attention that there is a group of local dog owners raising funds to establish a dog park in the city of Rockford. I was part of a group of Lowell area citizens that raised funds for a free, public dog park. Since opening […]

Kent County Sheriff Department offers new alert system

In an effort to communicate with our residents about crimes and events that can impact their lives, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office is offering a new service. Community Alerts is a free service that allows citizens to register for e-mail and text messages from the sheriff’s office. Through this free service, participants can receive information […]

Rams hold on in regional football final

Kyle Short returns the first of his two interceptions against the Grand Blanc Bobcats.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Rockford advances to face Detroit Catholic Central in semifinals  by TIM COOPER The goal for Coach Ralph Munger and his Rams in the regional final game was not necessarily to stop the high-powered Grand Blanc Bobcats’ offense. Grand Blanc, in the first two games of the playoffs, had run up 108 points, more than any […]