West Ottawa outswims Rockford by nine points

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Rockford parents were on the edge of their seats Thursday, Oct. 14, as they watched the girls swim team face conference strongman West Ottawa. The Rams only placed first in two of the 12 events—the 50-yard free by Jamie Van Portfliet and the 100-yard butterfly by Sarah Smith—but the team’s depth still earned enough points […]

Ram cross-country 15-year dual meet winning streak comes to end

Drew Woznick competes in Saturday’s Kent County Invitational.

by Chris Cruickshank  Some of the participants in the Wednesday, Oct. 13 boys cross-country race weren’t even born in 1996 when the Rockford High School boys cross-county team lost their last dual meet. But something has to give when two unbeaten squads clash, and unfortunately, it was the Rams’ record. The Grand Haven Buccaneers took […]

North Rockford Middle School’s Tate Lewis an Example in Excellence

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‘Every day Tate is here, North Rockford Middle School is a better place’ Tate is the son of Stephanie and John Bates and James Lewis. He is a person who never gives up or thinks he cannot accomplish something. This student follows his heart and always shows kindness. His peers and the staff at North […]

Soldier of War of 1812 honored with gravestone

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Settler cemetery visible from road   One of Rockford’s—then Laphamville—earliest settlers, Joshua Briggs, rested in an unmarked grave for over 100 years before research determined that his grave must lie in the family plot on the grounds of Myrtle Park Crematorium at 9619 Northland Drive. Briggs was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 16, […]