EXPO says, ‘You are going to Mexico. For free.’ And you will win $500 in cash

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By BETH ALTENA   The EXPO doesn’t lie. It just doesn’t know who it is talking to. According to Rockford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Southwick, it is guaranteed, for sure, absolutely going to happen that one lucky person will win an all-expenses paid two person trip to Mexico paid for by the Chamber […]

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

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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 […]

Dedicated Historian Clarence Blakeslee honored by Rockford Historical Society

Clarence Blakeslee and Pre-schoolers of Our Lady of Consolation School are introduced to "Bo Bo" the donkey by Amy Risner of Rockford's Animals On the Go.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On a bluebird Friday afternoon, the first day of Rockford’s Annual Harvest Fest, the Bishop Hills Elder Care Community hosted its annual fall Petting Zoo. Present was guest of honor, Bishop Hills resident Clarence Blakeslee (Mr. Rockford). Clarence would never miss such a photo opportunity and he came, as always, […]

Scouts take part in 9/11 salute

Justin Fraula (left), Jimmy Helm, Sean McLellan and Jason Andrus (right) wait for their turn to salute.

Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School took part in the 9/11 Remembrance Salute at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. This annual event is held to honor those who lost their lives and those who gave so much love and help following the horrific acts of Sept. 11, 2001. […]

Harvest Fest—the way real life should be

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Take a break from the sun and have a hand-drawn caricature done. Enjoy simple, succulent steamed corn or admire the many talents of the local Rogue River Arts Association artists. These are just a few of the old-fashioned, real-life things to do at Rockford’s three weekends of Harvest Festival.