Terry Konkle

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society  Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Sometimes when I ask trivia questions, I get a few answers and occasionally none at all. My last question was an exciting one, because I not only got a lot of correct replies, but with almost every one I learned how important Zell Gill was in the lives of many people. Yes, Zell [...]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill 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 first time in our school [...]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill 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 Rapids during the summer. One of my delivery [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill 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. The cost is [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Rockford Educational  Leaders – Superintendents Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill 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 [...]
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