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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS In order for Rockford to defend its Section 5AA softball championship and return to the state tournament, the team has to do what it has been doing all season. “We know what it takes to win, now we need to put together a string of good games to get [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Wins against the top teams in the Central Minnesota Conference last week earned Rockford a second place finish, the best the school has done in more than 15 years. Coach Randy Griffith hopes the strong finish leads to a good seeding in the upcoming section playoffs, where seeding was [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Despite the wet and cold conditions for golf Monday, there was one shining moment for Rockford ninth-grader Tyler Sterling, who rolled in a hole-in-one at ShadowBrooke golf course in Lester Prairie. Coach Bruce Koenen says his No. 6 golfer hit a three wood on the 170-yard par three. The [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Some games were close, but all games played last week resulted in victories for Rockford’s softball team that takes over first place in the Central Minnesota Conference. After defeating Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 8-0 and 8-6, the Rockets dominated Pierz 6-0 and 2-0 in six-inning double headers. Sophomore pitcher Bria Majeski [...]

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A crowd packed the Corcoran City Council chambers, Thursday, May 8, and spilled out into the hallway at Corcoran City Hall. Children sat on the floor. Most of the people wanted to find out what the City Council would decide about funding for the proposed Maple Hill Community Center. Some audience members, including Rockford schoolteachers [...]

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Proven tool for sudden cardiac arrest cases  An alarmed voice calls for help. The voice tells the 911 operator that a family member has collapsed. Emergency responders find an unconscious man on the floor of an upstairs bedroom. He has no heartbeat. The responders immediately begin CPR by hand. Will the man survive? If emergency [...]

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Maybe best known around the community for her decade of service (so far) with the Rockford Area Schools Board of Education, Kris Abrahamson has been an active member of the community, and volunteer, much longer. If you spend time in Rockford, you will likely cross paths with Abrahamson. She, as often as not, is on [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS One of the few high school sports events to happen last Thursday despite the cold and wet conditions was the home track and field meet at Rockford. The Rockets won the dual meet for boys and girls against Maple Lake. Coach Chad Robran says the highlight of the meet [...]

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