Education

Canine Flu Spreading in Michigan

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

How to Curb the Contagion The Canine Influenza has been spreading throughout the continental United States, including Michigan, so the American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) has some information and tips to help dog owners better understand the virus. “What we need to keep in mind is that humans can physically transmit the virus – which can stay on our [...]

Middle school student illustrates comics of The Rock Cycle

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Hailey Huffman Part 1 East Rockford Middle School student, Sophie Sales, recently graduated the sixth grade, along with her classmates in the Earth Keepers magnet. During the school year, Sophie’s teacher, Mrs. Altizer, took a few days to teach the class about the invasive land plants and species in Michigan. The Earth keeper students were then asked to write a [...]

DNR offers tips for residents when encountering snakes

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

This time of year, as snakes are out and about in the great outdoors, the Department of Natural Resources gets many questions about Michigan’s snakes. Michigan is home to 18 different species of snakes, 17 of which are harmless to humans. There are two that are very similar and often cause a stir when people encounter them. Eastern hognose snakes, when threatened, [...]

Unique whitetail deer draws world-wide attention

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dragon’s mother rejected him at birth A Dragon in the wild wouldn’t stand much of a chance. Even under the close supervision of Deer Tracks Junction ranch, in Courtland Township on Fourteen Mile Road (M-57) it was a close call. Dragon is a rare pie-bald whitetail deer born three weeks ago with coloration so startling that his mother would have killed him if Kelly and [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President On June 4, 2015 the annual Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) picnic was held at the Community Cabin. This potluck affair is the last meeting of the RAHS year because the group does not meet in July and August and starts its new year in September. After the meal, which was once again a tremendous success (there are some great cooks in the [...]
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