Rotary chicken sale over, plenty more to eat, do at Harvest Fest

DELICIOUS—Rotarians served them up hot and steady during their three days of chicken dinner sales. They even impressed a new fan in eight-year-old Michael Foster of Grand Rapids, shown with Dave Speese, who chaired this year’s sale. Foster, who is new to Grand Rapids, was enjoying Rockford with his family. “We love Rockford, it’s so beautiful here,” said his mother, Stacey.

  Don’t miss the used book (and more) sale at Krause Memorial Library on Saturday, October 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the last hour, items are a buck a bag. Other events happen througout the day. Animals on the Go are back at Garden Club Park Saturday and Sunday from 2 to […]

Squire welcomes student intern

My name is Ana Olvera and I will be interning at The Rockford Squire until January 2010. I am a 17-year-old senior at Sparta High School. I attended Kenowa Hills High School and lived in Conklin, but moved to Sparta about two-and-a-half years ago. After graduation I plan on attending the University of North Carolina […]

Rams win defensive battle, remain undefeated

Neil VanderLaan catches Ryan Darby's pass. Photo TONY ANDERSON

by TONY ANDERSON Friday night, Sept. 25, the Rockford Rams hosted the Grand Haven Buccaneers for the lead of the OK Red conference. The estimated 12,000 fans witnessed a defensive contest. The Bucs won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Rockford’s Zach Schmuck returned the opening kick to the 40-yard line, but […]

Rams varsity soccer wins two, ties one

by DAN LEESA Last week Rockford’s varsity boys soccer team met the challenges of three big opponents, winning two games 1-0 and tying another at 0-0. But it’s what the scoreboard didn’t say that defined the Rams’ caliber of play. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Rams hosted Grand Haven. The lakeshore’s OK Red giant arrived […]

Rockford water polo tops two conference rivals

Junior Jeff Schmitt

The Rockford boys water polo team won two key conference match-ups this week, pushing their season record to 14-5. East Kentwood and Hudsonville came to the Rockford pool looking to knock off the Rams. But Rockford used a blend of senior leadership and youthful energy to turn back the opposition. The East Kentwood Falcons already […]