Everyone wins—sports complex to transform Rockford


Five-year estimate is $20 million in economic growth  by BETH ALTENA A new era for Rockford has arrived as the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) announced a state-of-the-art youth and amateur sports facility with 12 ball fields, concessions, boulevard landscaping, parking for nearly 1,000 cars, play areas and picnic structures will be built on a […]

Rockford varsity volleyball state champs

The Rockford High School varsity volleyball team celebrates on the court after the state finals victory.

The 2011 Rockford High School varsity volleyball team was on a mission. This talented group of athletes set out to accomplish what no other Rockford team had done before: bring home a Class A volleyball state title. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the dream became reality. The Lady Rams dominated the 2011 MHSAA state tournament on […]

Rockford new home to Kent County Sheriff’s Mounted Division

A member of the Kent County Sheriff’s Mounted Division answers questions during a dedication ceremony Thursday, November 17.

by BETH ALTENA An abandoned 100-year-old barn in Rockford—now renovated and rebuilt to house eight horses, equipment and feed—is just the first phase of the Kent County Sheriff’s Mounted Division complex. On Thursday, Nov. 17, a crowd of city and county officials and the public heard what to expect within the next year for a […]

A Charmed Life Nail Salon celebrates fourth anniversary

RAM ORANGE NAILS FOR LUCK—A Charmed Life Nail Salon owner heard our Rams girls volleyball team was on the eve of their competition for the title of state champions. To show support of the effort of the student athletes, Kristine Gault offered to have the nails of the entire team painted with Ram Orange polish with black shatter for good luck. Other business owners, Tracy from Grand Cakes and Marge and Tammy from Rudy Kazoody’s, also pitched in on the fan effort by providing the girls with goodies to enjoy during their salon pampering and for the road.

Theme of “four” in special   pricing, sales Kristine Gault started her Rockford salon, A Charmed Life, December 1, 2007 with a staff of just two—including Gault. The salon, which first opened in a smaller location than her current roomy address at 17 S. Squires Street, featured three pedicure stations and two manicure stations. Gault, […]

‘Tis the season for thanksgiving

This year has been tough on almost everyone because of the economy and the high unemployment. Americans are a very resilient people. Even during troubling times, they are always ready to lend a hand to someone who needs help and is struggling. A great way to help a person or an animal in need is to […]