Abraham Lincoln statue becoming destination for countless visitors

These out-of-town youngsters

by Cliff and Nancy Hill From his second floor office in the Natureview Properties Building, Tom Mall enjoys looking down on the bronze Abraham Lincoln statue that he was instrumental in bringing to Rockford. Mall particularly enjoys the reactions of those who discover the statue for the very first time. Ideally sited on a spur […]

Rams start football season with win

Rams celebrate after their 27-10 victory over Davison on Friday.

Rockford downs Davison 27-10  by TIM COOPER After three weeks of practice under the hot August sun, the Rockford Rams walked onto the field in front of a large crowd for their opening game August 27, at the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium. Rockford has opened each of the last three seasons against the Davison Cardinals, […]

Rockford Boy Scout troop celebrates 100th

Rockford former Troop 1 was the first in West Michigan.  photo by KYM STEFFES

Rockford Boy Scout Troop 264 celebrated its 100th birthday with a three-day Scout Exhibition at the Rockford Community Cabin August 26 to 28. The Exhibition was planned and executed by the Scouts themselves under the leadership of John Reedy and Michael Julien with guidance from Assistant Scoutmaster Jennie Betz and Troop Committee Chair Beth Reedy. […]

ArtCapsule Prize Awards Announced

“Best of Show” winner of

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Rockford resident, Michelle Jennings knew she had a winner. The stained glass artist and President of Sorrelle Insurance Agency in Grand Rapids had been told by ArtCapsule organizer Jeff Lewis that an informal verbal poll had been taken at the ballot box during the first ever Rockford ArtCapsule event. Voters […]

Five-time ‘Remodeler of the Year’ thanks clients

Holding the “Welcome

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  The banner across the front entrance to the large Townsend Park picnic shelter read, “Welcome and Thank-you”. On a beautiful Friday evening, August 27, Rockford’s Morris Builders celebrated 25 years of servicing the Rockford community and beyond. The multi-year recipient of the Remodeler of the Year Award, from the Home […]