‘Balls of fire over Rockford’ mystery solved

Nate, a sophomore at Rockford, sets off a wish lantern in honor of his father, who died in a car accident a year ago on September 15.

by BETH ALTENA We know there are plenty of mysteries in the night skies of Rockford because we heard all about them last week from callers. The “balls of fire” in the sky over Rockford the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 15 no longer remain one of those mysteries, however. The calls started coming in quickly […]

Hunting families find coin in traffic jam

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Every year the Abplanalp family, husband and wife and their kids and sons-in-law, and now granddaughter Zoe, have looked for the Cannon Coin together. This year they found it, and on their first day searching. Leslie, Matt and Luke Ledoux were looking at the clues while driving on Belding Road. Traffic was bad and they […]

Citizens to be inducted into new RPS Hall of Fame

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Dinner Saturday, tickets at the door “Our two districts can help each other, even if we want to kill each other on the football field,” said Jill Ericksen, Rockford Education Foundation (REF) board member and organizer of the new Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame. REF members from the Grandville School District helped organizing Rockford’s […]

Rotary chicken BBQ fills bellies for good cause

Rotarian George Mansell holds one of the “world famous delicious chicken dinners” that Rotary sells each year. With him are his granddaughters Meredith and Audrey VanEssen, both 13, of Grand Rapids.

The Rockford Rotary Club’s annual chicken dinner sale on the first week of Harvest Fest held this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday had plenty of takers at the drive-up service, which continues to be popular. Plenty of folks also sit down to enjoy the meal in the Rotary Pavilion or nearby on City picnic tables […]

Ten Mile bridge receives some TLC

Drivers over Ten Mile Road shared the bridge at the Rogue River with Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) crews Thursday, Sept. 16 to Thursday, Sept. 23 as the bridge received an evaluation and some patching. An unusual piece of equipment may have caught the eye of passersby as KCRC staff were lowered under the bridge […]