OLC students bring home gold in Science Olympiad

Bringing home gold and setting a new record are the Catch-It event team of (l–r) Elizabeth Urbik, Yvonne Danko, and Caitlin Wilson of Our Lady of Consolation School.

On March 24, Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) School grades six through eight competed in the 28th Annual Region 12 Science Olympiad Tournament held at Grand Valley State University. The Science Team trained under Mrs. Schuler, the eighth-grade science teacher; Mr. Parker, the middle school social studies teacher; and Mr. Lang, the middle school math […]

Knights of Columbus crown free-throw champions

Five local girls, (l–r) Maggie Schichtel, Kinzie Keller, Cassidy Fought, Morgan Mikowski and Abby DeMaet, are named champions of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

Five boys and five girls from Rockford, ages 10-14, were named local champions of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level. Knights of Columbus Bishop Richter Council #7761 in Rockford sponsored the local competition at Our Lady of Consolation gymnasium. All youngsters ages […]

Harvest, petting zoo a perfect match

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  Youngsters are invited to visit the 10th annual petting zoo at Bishop Hills Elder Care Community, 4951 Eleven Mile Road (behind Our Lady of Consolation Church) in Rockford on Friday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to Sue Bodenner, of Bishop Hills, youngsters love petting the variety of creatures brought in […]

Need for blood donation desperate

Kym Steffes, sales representative with The Rockford Squire newspaper, takes time out of her day to make a real difference in a stranger’s life—donating blood. Over 100 people took the time to donate—a good turnout.

Local sites offer plenty of options  Julie Buehler of Our Lady of Consolation Church (OLC) and School, said Michigan Blood donates $10 to the school’s youth program for every person who attempts to donate blood at the twice-annual blood drives there. This year, a larger-than-normal shortage in blood caused the organization to add another drive. […]

Sharply dressed men browsing the Squire

How do five sharply dressed men plan their Saturday night in Rockford?  They browse through locally scheduled events in the Rockford Squire. This dapper fivesome discovered a Kentucky Derby Party taking place at Our Lady of Consolation Church, and could not think of a better way to relish in their outfits. The fabulous five include Bill Frodl (Green), Mike Jager (Orange), Robert Wilson (Red), Brian Floerchinger (Blue), and Steve Vachon (Pink).