Rockford athlete chosen for state’s Olympic Development Team

James "Isaac" Nelson

James “Isaac” Nelson, of Rockford, was chosen to be a member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) soccer team for the state of Michigan. ODP is the program from which our Olympic Team is chosen. They pick a team at each age group and eventually, through much development, select the national team to represent our […]

Roguewood Elementary School’s Jason Whittaker, an Example in Excellence

Examples

Young man is friend to many and defender to those in need Jason Whittaker, 11, is the son of Dean and Sandi Whittaker and brother to Olivia, Claire and Elise. He is a well-liked student at Roguewood, where classmates describe him as conscientious, responsible, hardworking, organized and a young man with leadership abilities. Jason is […]

Rockford Odyssey takes on the world

This East Rockford Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team took first place in Division II at state competition. Pictured are (back row) Joey Miller, James Anderson, Jaci Hagedorn and Grace Garner, (front row) Bridget Lass, Sean Lausin and Rachel Cruden.

Rockford’s Odyssey of the Mind teams were among competitors for state titles on Saturday, April 16, and 10 of the 11 teams sent to state finals placed in sixth and above. Five teams placed third to sixth, receiving honorable mention status at state finals, and five teams will be advancing to world finals, placing first […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

MainStreet

Upgrade Recently I had the pleasure of an hour spent in the hope of finding my replacement when I retire from writing this column. The process involved a lot of give and take about ideas for the column and how I come up with them. It’s not an easy job finding someone who can spread a […]

Roguewood Elementary students on board for unique field trip

RoguewoodFieldTrip

Area youngsters put on lifejackets and boarded the research vessel the W.G. Jackson on May 7 for a two-and-a-half-hour hands-on, investigative science experience which is truly a unique learning experience. In this floating classroom, aquatic science instructors guide participants in the use of sampling equipment and instruments to compile water quality data from Lake Michigan […]