Rockford volleyball wins big OK Red match-up

Ram senior defensive specialist Heather Gates makes a pass in Rockford’s win over East Kentwood.

The Rockford varsity volleyball team found themselves on top of the OK Red conference standings with a win over rival East Kentwood this past Thursday, Sept. 30. The Rams won this best-of-five match in four games, losing only the first set. The Lady Rams settled down and stormed back with three straight and decisive wins […]

Advanced Aquariums open in new Main Street location

Heather and John Richardson and son Kevin, 19, stand in their new, nautical/maritime-themed business location at 11 N. Main Street in downtown Rockford.

See the most unique front desk of any business in Rockford at Advanced Aquariums, 11 N. Main Street, but even the hand made ships bow can’t steal the show from the real stars, more than 50 different kinds of fresh and saltwater fish in dozens of tanks. John and Heather Richardson are helped in the […]

Rockford marching band named grand champion

Rockford drum majors (l–r) Jacob Hewitt, Kyle Kranz, John deGuise and Margaret Saelens are proud of the collection of trophies received at the Otsego Invitational held on September 25.

For the second year in the row, the Rockford High School marching band won the grand champion award at the 25th annual Otsego High School Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 25. Twenty-three high schools performed in this year’s competition with Rockford taking first overall with a score of 93.3 out of 100 possible points. Rockford also […]

Good night at the old ball park

Rams football captains Brett Egnatuk and Tyler Pratt. Photo by JIM COOPER

Rams shock Muskegon with 52-44 upset by TIM COOPER    From many people attempting, and few finishing, the gastronomical monstrosity that is the Fifth Third burger, to a rousing chorus of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” some traditions at Fifth Third Ballpark never change. On Friday, Oct. 1, the park renewed a tradition […]

Rockford students meet ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos

While down at ArtPrize on Saturday, Sept. 25, Crestwood Elementary School students Justin Lehmkuhl (left) and Ayden Kraai (right) get the chance to meet ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos. The school’s fifth-grade teachers came up with a “Double the Prize” competition, in which the students get the chance to vote for their favorite entry in order to earn a “No Homework” pass. According to the boys’ teacher, Lisa DeWitt, this is being offered in the spirit of encouraging community contributions, experiencing other cultures and the aesthetic beauty of downtown Grand Rapids. The boys were excited to find DeVos shopping in one of the local stores on Monroe Avenue, and were able to get a moment of his time for a quick photo op.