Rockford grad one of nation’s top Merit winners

Mackenzie Young

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that Rockford High School senior Mackenzie Young has earned finalist status. In the fall of 2009, 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. took the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Young is one of 15,000 finalists and one of 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners nationwide. At Rockford High […]

Little League ribbon-cutting ceremony opens new athletic complex

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Despite skies that produced rain throughout much of the morning, a giant step toward a bright summer was taken Saturday, May 1 when Rockford Little League (RLL) began its season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS). The skies cleared in time for the ceremony, which officially opened the district’s new athletic […]

Rockford student-athlete earns full-ride scholarship

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Rockford junior Amber Wobma recently accepted a full-ride athletic scholarship offer from the University of Arizona. Wobma is a Level 10 gymnast, who trains 24 hours a week at Geddert’s Twistars in Lansing. She has trained at Twistars for the past eight years, and has had a very successful gymnastics career, including USAG Region 5 […]

Shibler proposes school funding fixes

SCHOOL AID SOLUTIONS—State Representative Tom Pearce speaks at a meeting held at Rockford Public Schools between our lawmakers, school staff and recently laid off employees. Possible solutions to the state crisis in school funding were discussed.

‘It comes down to our elected officials doing their job’   Rockford’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Shibler recently held a meeting between RPS staff, recently laid off staff and elected officials to discuss ideas to fix the state crisis in school funding. Shibler has long been chair of a grass roots effort to push […]

Rockford water polo qualifies for state tournament

Second team All Region goalie Pat Fase

The first Saturday semifinal match pitted Rockford against a very strong East Kentwood squad. The Falcons kept the Rams off balance for most of the game, pulling away in the third period and holding on for a 5-2 victory. “We didn’t perform the way we’re capable of performing,” McWatters summed up, “and we were outplayed […]