Upcoming Events at Howard Christensen Nature Center

I spy birds! March 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free, all-ages presentation about birds at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Borrow binoculars and a bird book, or make a pinecone birdfeeder ($1 each). Birdhouse building station ($10 per person), quantity limited. Preparing for a prescribed burn April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn […]

Jumping Double

Makayla Dentis jumps with two jump ropes with help from Gina Ricards and Nancy Jankowski during a school Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser Friday, February 27.

Makayla Dentis jumps with two jump ropes with help from Gina Ricards and Nancy Jankowski during a school Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser Friday, February 27. Students at Grattan Academy Elementary spent an hour jump roping, hula hooping, and shooting baskets to raise nearly $600.00 for heart and stroke research. Jump Rope For Heart is […]

Classroom Celebration Fun

Grattan Academy Elementary students Allison Lamoreaux, Madison Cox, Mary Ricards, and Amber Peters

Grattan Academy Elementary students Allison Lamoreaux, Madison Cox, Mary Ricards, and Amber Peters, from Mrs. Campbell’s first/second grade class, celebrated February 19th, their 100th day of school.

Cub Scout Pack 3285 Inducted

Front l – r:  Jake Carlson, Mason Parker, Gavin Woodard, Ethan Walthorn, Jimmy Helm. Middle l-r:  Nathan Triesenberg, Ryan Harrell, Daniel Stewart. Back Row l-r:  Sean McLellan, Jason Andrus, Brayden Durfee, Jeff Terchek and Tommy Best.

Thirteen Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 were inducted into the MLB Players Choice Baseball Card Clubhouse at Legends Sports and Games at Centerpointe Mall. The Club is open to all registered Cub and Boy Scout according to owner Jeff Terchek. The boys attended an informational session on baseball card collecting and each received a collector’s […]

A Chance to Dance in the Big Apple

The competitive teams at Rockford School of Dance recently returned from the Dance America/Dance Olympus Competition at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois. It was a very successful weekend with all of our teams winning 1st place trophies. All three teams qualified to go to the Dance America Nationals in New York City this coming […]