ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

This 1938 postcard depicts the original Krause Memorial Library.

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Let’s begin this week with an answer to a trivia question that I asked two weeks ago. The most recent Rockford High School sport to win a state championship was girls volleyball. The Rams squad won the state title on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. This was the […]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society When my wife and I came to Rockford in the summer of 1960, we needed a place to live. I had signed a contract to teach and coach at Rockford High School starting in September and was working as a driver for The Camera Shop in Grand […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society We will begin with a correction from last week’s column. I gave readers the wrong date for the benefit play “Ragweed Blues.” The performance by the Rogue River Community Theatre will take place on Sunday, April 29 at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs at 2:00 p.m. […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Rockford Educational  Leaders – Superintendents Construction on Rockford’s first high school began in 1869 and was completed in 1870. Students, however, did not begin to attend the building until the fall of 1871. At that time my research shows that O.O. Fletcher replaced E.J. McEwan as principal […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society My writing this week will be devoted mostly to sharing some information about the history of the Rockford area. I call this a “Did YouKnow” column. Did you know: • Smith Laphams’ daughter, Amy Ann, was Rockford’s first school teacher. • Fremont Street was named after John […]