Rockford wins West Michigan Relay event at home

When Rockford’s women swimmers agreed to host this year’s West Michigan Relay, they did not expect to beat OK Red conference champion, Ottawa Hills, but they did expect to give them a run for their money. That’s just what the Rams did Saturday, Sept. 11 at their high school as 15 of the toughest West […]

Rams Practice Players of the Week

Neil Vanderlaan (left) and Landon Dubes (right) have an outstanding week of practice in Rockford Rams football.

 

Rockford to host annual Marching Band Invitational

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The sound of music filled the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18 as Rockford hosted the 28th annual Rockford Marching Band Invitational. This year, 21 bands took the field in competition with Rockford’s own performing in exhibition to close the evening of performances. RGates opened at 1 p.m. and the opening ceremony took […]

Preventive home maintenance checkup

Your home can’t take care of itself. Your monthly budget should include money for routine maintenance and repair for the house and yard. Plan to set money aside for the large, irregular expenses that occur normally as a house ages. Large expenses include interior and exterior painting, repairs or replacement of heating and air conditioning […]

Rockford artist shares rainbow cookie visions

by BETH ALTENA When looking back on a life of accomplishments, local artist Philip Glass sees rainbows—in cookies. The long-time resident may be known for his career as an artist here. He once had a oil painting gallery in the South Squire street red kaboose now occupied by Reading Books and once painted a mural […]