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Rockford Rams Varsity Hockey team closes out successful 2014/15 season

March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Rams Varsity Hockey club ended the 2014/15 season with a solid playoff run. The Rams dismantled Grand Haven in the first round of the playoffs 9-4. Two days later, Rockford thumped Northview 5-1. In the Regional Finals, the Rams fell to Traverse City West 3-0. On Monday, March 2, Rockford squared off against Grand Haven in the first round of the MHSAA [...]

Firefighters take on explosive situation in propane training

September 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘Catastrophic’ situations covered by BETH ALTENA Forty-four firefighters and first responders took an evening to learn and practice techniques to best control and subdue a propane emergency. The practices included flames reaching 60 feet in the air and close proximity to extremely hot flames. Photo by BETH ALTENA Rockford Fire Marshal Mike Reus said he would guess a [...]

Historic Rockford manufacturing facility to be razed

September 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL   UNSAFE BY ANY MEASURE—with the collapse of a major portion of the Burch Body Works facility the entire main building is soon to be demolished and removed. Ironically, while the Rockford Historical Society is gearing up to move its Rockford Area Museum to the vacant 63rd District Court Building adjacent to Rockford City Hall, at the very [...]

Rockford firefighter graduates from Police Academy

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Double proud—Rockford’s Robert Berkstresser, who has been a firefighter for the city since 1992, has graduated from police training academy. His daughter Holly, a 2004 Rockford High School graduate, also graduated from a police academy this summer. “It was a challenge, especially being older. If I was in my twenties like everyone else in the class, it [...]
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