West Michigan to remember September 11 victims with Healing Field memorial


3,200 American flags will fly in honor of 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks In the 10 years since our nation was rocked by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that changed America, communities across the country have been holding tributes to the 3,200 lives lost on that day. This time, on […]

Treasure hunter will win $1,000 in free gasoline


Cannon Treasure Hunt starts September 20 Legend has it that back in the 1800s, a cannon was hidden in Cannon Township and has never been found to this day. That legend will be recreated in 2011. A custom coin with a cannon stamped on it has been specially designed and minted for the treasure hunt. […]

Rockford’s Farm Market voted best in national contest

Using the tried and true “hunt and peck method”, Cliff laboriously inputs one of  the 3,405 farm market contest votes collected Saturday mornings during the  13 weeks of the America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL When the online polling site closed last Wednesday evening at midnight, the Rockford Farm Market found itself atop the leader board in ALL market size categories in the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest. The online contest is an annual nationwide challenge, sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, a pro-agriculture […]

Officer Robinson receives award

Dave Robinson

Rockford Police Officer Dave Robinson has been named the recipient of the West Michigan Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year Award for 2011. The award is presented annually “to honor those who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the citizens of Michigan in the field of crime prevention,” according to a letter received by West […]

It’s that Odyssey of the Mind time of year!

Rockford’s Odyssey of the Mind program is offering informational hands-on meetings for parents and their students to learn more and try out the program together. Parents may attend their home elementary school session with their students and find out all about this exciting opportunity. Each presentation is the same, so pick one that works with […]