MOREL MADNESS-I bet you’re mad you didn’t bring home this haul. Rockford resident Joyce Wagner divided her split of a family gathering of morels around the stump of a walnut tree cut down last year. Squire editor Beth Altena was nearly skunked by her secret spot and Marlene Clark of Rockford Public Schools said she wasn’t having much luck in the district either. Wagner declined to share the location of her find and said if she told us she’d have to kill us.
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