Words on Weather & Climate — November 4, 2010

The Great Lakes Storm of 2010 by CRAIG JAMES  The major storm that affected much of the United States the last week of October was certainly one for the record books, but given its intensity, I think it produced far less damage than was expected. The storm first impacted the West Coast with very heavy […]

Youthful Lions Club candidates volunteer in clean-up efforts at Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery

Rockford area teens (l–r) Kory Navarro, Jacob Becker and Dakota Navarro, all Leo Club candidates, stand in front of just one of many huge piles of overgrown landscape they helped remove from Rockford's Pioneer Cemetery. photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL  Lions Clubs International (LCI) is the world’s largest community service organization with 1.3 million members. There are more than 45,000 Lions Clubs in approximately 200 countries and geographic areas. All Lions Clubs and their members share a common dedication to helping people in need. Integral parts of the LCI network […]

Rockford Rams begin drive to Ford Field

Zach Schmuck stumbles into the end zone for the second of his three touchdowns Friday night. Photo by JIM COOPER

Rockford takes on Traverse City West in pre-districts  by TIM COOPER  On Friday, Oct. 29, 256 teams throughout the state, divided into eight divisions, began the run to the state championship, which will be held at Ford Field in Detroit on Thanksgiving weekend. This year’s playoff opener marked the fifth time the Rockford Rams and […]

Rams take second at water polo regional

All Region First Team goalie Pat Fase blocks a penalty shot against Jenison to preserve the Rams’ lead. Photo by TRACY BROWN

Rockford moves on to defend state title  The Rockford boys water polo team claimed second place in the Michigan Water Polo Association (MWPA) West Regional championship held at East Kentwood High School last weekend. The Rams now move on to the MWPA state tournament, where they will need three wins against top opponents to repeat […]

Rockford Rams swim to victorious season finale

Rockford junior Morgan Longberg swims the 100 backstoke against East Kentwood on Thursday, Oct. 28. Photo by SHANNON OUELLETTE

The Rockford girls swim team easily trounced conference opponent East Kentwood 184-120 Thursday night, Oct. 28. The Rams traveled to Kentwood for the season finale and a new team record by Sarah Smith in the 500 free. Rockford’s A relay team of Casey Wolfer, Rachel Romain, Emily Smith and Jamie Van Porfliet and B relay […]