Hundreds enjoy Lakes Art Make-and-Take event

Art teacher Kenn Vidro has been the organizer of the Lakes Elementary Art Make-and-Take for about 30 years.

by CINDY M. CRANMER A passion for art that started when he was a child turned into a 35-year career of inspiring students at Rockford schools. Lakes Elementary School had its annual Art Make-and-Take event on Thursday, April 26. The man who was behind the creation of the event teaches art at Lakes as well […]

Rockford Golden R club to induct newest members

Recognize some of these familiar faces? This is the Rockford High School class of 1962.

The Golden R reunion, suggested by Lyle Bennet, was first sponsored in 1987 by the Rockford Area Historical Society in conjunction with Michigan’s Sesquicentennial celebration. Due to the great response from alumni, the original committee, headed by Clarence Blakeslee and Maxine Marcott, voted to make it an annual gathering to be held the last Saturday […]

Rockford grad’s final Scout project to benefit kids in need

Stephani Sawicki shows off donations from Aunt Candy’s Toy Company. The 2012 Rockford grad is creating a library for the kids who stay at St. John’s Home in Grand Rapids.

Lending Library for youth staying at St. John’s Home by BETH ALTENA Every spring graduates of Rockford High School wrap up a major part of their lives to date: saying goodbye to friends who are off to spend summer elsewhere, leaving for college at different schools, realizing the group they have grown up with for […]

Local golf tournament to benefit Ray Smith and family

Ray Smith, a sophomore at Rockford High School, is currently battling leukemia. A benefit golf tournament will be held at Boulder Creek Golf Club on June 22.

Attention golfers: The green jackets are coming to Rockford on June 22! The Eagles Golf Tournament will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 22 at Boulder Creek Golf Club. The event is a two-person scramble (no shotgun start) for $55 each with food and drink provided. Two green jackets will be awarded to the […]

Rockford’s Young commits to play baseball at MSU

Kory Young.

Rockford High School (RHS) is pleased to announce that sophomore Kory Young has committed to play baseball at Michigan State University (MSU). Young was recruited to play shortstop for the Spartans. MSU is regarded as one of the top baseball programs in the Big 10 Conference. MSU won the Big 10 title in 2011 and […]