Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

By Terry Konkle, President   Many good questions and comments about our new museum continue to be brought forth by those who are interested in the project. This column will deal with some of the areas that readers might have been considering. Some people have wondered what the room situation is in the back areas […]

Grillapalooza a chance to sample, learn, listen

Top male choir in United States to be featured at Saturday event   Songs, samples, grills and grub will be found at the eighth annual Grillapalooza kick-off to the summer grilling season at Herman’s Boy, 220 Northland Drive in Rockford. Just as exciting, the event will be a chance to hear the number one-ranked United […]

Lions quarterback Eric Hipple keynote speaker for HOPE

Quickly approaching, on Saturday, May 4, is the Men’s Mental Fitness Morning, hosted by Rockford HOPE. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at North Rockford Middle School Auditorium. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. Eric Hipple, former Detroit Lions quarterback, current Outreach Coordinator for U of M’s Depression Center, and author of “Real Men Do Cry” will […]

Great turnout for insect monitoring in the Rogue River Watershed

Volunteers identify insects from a sample out of the Rogue River at 12 Mile and Summit.

Interested kids, fisherman, businesses, boy scouts, landowners, nature lovers and others funneled into the Algoma Township Hall for Trout Unlimited’s Spring Stream Insect Monitoring event on April 6th, 2013. We had a record 38 dedicated volunteers sample insects at stream sites on the Rogue River, Cedar Creek, Rum Creek, Stegman Creek, and a newly added […]

KDL to offer energy usage monitors for loan to public

At public libraries around Michigan and the country, cardholders have been able to check out energy usage monitors to gauge their home appliance electricity use. But there are no public libraries in Kent County that loan the monitors. Until now – and Kent District Library, Consumers Energy and Lowell Light & Power are helping lead […]