7 hrs ago
Cast your first ArtPrize vote Thursday for art in Legacy Trust Award Collection contest
ArtPrize 2013 is four months away, but a public vote is about to begin on art for the fifth contest.
14 hrs ago
Noise in the sky: State police chopper patrols riling some Grand Rapids residents
Michigan State Police helicopter pilot Sgt. Jerry King from the Rockford post does his preflight check of "Trooper 2", a Bell helicopter he flies for law enforcement.
Sun May 19, 2013
Police: Rockford man injured after crashing motorcycle, skidding across road
A Rockford man was injured Sunday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle in Deerfield Township, police said.
Fri May 17, 2013
Rockford's finest honored at induction ceremony
Pillars of the greater Rockford community were recognized Tuesday, May 7 at a very special ceremony that had the meeting room of Rockford City Hall packed and an impressive crowd at Peppler Park's Recognition Plaza.
Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update
The new museum project has been a demanding yet rewarding one for our Rockford Area Historical Society.
Thu May 16, 2013
Hospital spokeswoman: Teen involved in Algoma Township crash still in critical condition
Kathy Hubert, on right, and her daughter, Victoria, watch as Kent County officials asses the scene of a road commission truck crashed into an Algoma Township house on Thursday, May 16, after a two-vehicle crash.
Road Commission truck collides with Rockford area house after crash, teen driver critically hurt
This Kent County Road Commission truck crashed into an Algoma Township house Thursday, May 16, after a two-'vehicle crash ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, MI -- An 18-year-old driver was critically injured today after a two-vehicle crash that sent a Kent County Road Commission truck into a house.
Morning Review: Nate Hurwitz Field 'an amazing tribute to an amazing son'
From left, Aaron VanKampen, 11, of Sparta, Jed Comden, 9, of Zeeland, and Spencer Pletzke, 11, of Rockford, dig in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Nate Hurwitz Field on Wednesday, May 15 in Plainfield Township.
Wed May 15, 2013
West Ottawa senior's triptych illustration wins spot at U.S. Capitol
Kylee Panse, a senior at West Ottawa High School, will have her triptych illustration, titled "Vanity," on display for a year at the U.S. Capitol.
Falling trees knock out power to thousands in Kent County
Color-coded areas show reported Consumers Energy power outages. Rockford-area residents without power are shaded in red.
Thu May 09, 2013
Eleanor Sjogren 1921 - 1993
In Loving Memory of Eleanor I. Sjogren, born April 17, 1921, the 2nd of five children in the family of Ray & Grace Helsel.
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Motorcyclist Injured in Crash With SUV
The Kent County Sheriff's Department along with Rockford Ambulance and the Plainfield Fire Department responded to a car versus motorcycle crash.
Wed May 08, 2013
Motorcycle rider rushed to hospital after being thrown during crash on Northland Drive NE
Authorities are closing a section of Northland Drive NE in Plainfield Township around the scene of a serious traffic accident, south of Rockford.
Readers debate: How can we make roads safer for bikes and cars alike?
There have been at least two accidents involving bikes earlier this week, including one that killed a Grandville Calvin Christian music teacher.
Tue May 07, 2013
Rockford student's painting will decorate walls of U.S. Capitol
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., will soon have a bit of West Michigan art decorating its walls.
Mon May 06, 2013
Rockford woman arrested for drinking, driving after crash with bicyclist, 3-year-old
A 40-year-old Rockford woman was arrested for drinking while driving after she allegedly hit a father and son riding a bike on Belding Road.
Fri May 03, 2013
Youtube: Check out Rockford High students winning stroke awareness video, other entries
"When seeing signs of a stroke, act FAST," is what two Rockford High School seniors urge in their video that won the top prize in the 2013 Value Health Partner s stroke prevention student video competition.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
The Huffington Post
Twins Born 87 Days Apart Could Break Guinness World Record For Interval Between Births
Today, Amy and Katie are adorable and healthy babies living in Waterford, Ireland, with mother Maria Jones-Elliot, father Chris Elliot and siblings Olivia and Jack, according to the Daily Mirror.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Prosecutor will review report from crash that injured tow-truck...
The Kent County prosecutor will review a police report from a Wednesday, April 24, crash to determine whether a man accused of rear-ending a tow truck on the shoulder of I-96 will face a moving violation causing serious injury.