That ONE Team Robotics Team Wins Chairman’s Award

The ONE Team Chairman's Award winners

That ONE (Our Next Engineers) Team, a high school robotics team from Plainfield Township, was awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the FIRST Robotics District Competition held at East Kentwood High School on March 5-7, 2015. The team is now guaranteed a spot to compete in the Michigan State Competition scheduled for April 8-11 at […]

North Rockford Students Named Essay Contest Winners

North RMS Essay Contest

Three students from North Rockford Middle School have been named local winners in the 46th annual America and Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students, who earned first, second, and third place awards, are Dwight Hua, first; Justin Kuiper, second; and Evan Powers, third. All three received award certificates for their […]

DNR offers steelhead fishing clinic March 28-29 in Cadillac

The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center in Cadillac, Michigan, will host the Department of Natural Resources Steelhead Clinic Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m. Presented by the Hunt and Fish Center pro-staff, the five-hour class will cover various strategies and techniques for chasing Michigan’s “chrome torpedoes.”   The class will reconvene at daybreak […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche Important Bird Areas.

Important Bird Areas are surveyed and designated specifically for their importance for bird species survival. Some are visited regularly by birders to see many of the 233 bird species that breed in Michigan and the areas are inventoried to identify habitats essential for bird preservation. About 115 species that do not breed in Michigan use […]

Students learn two life-skills—sewing and giving


Girls in grades two through fifth at First Congregational Church are learning to sew. “We have had two sessions now where “seasoned” seamstresses in our Congregation who have given  their free time to teach the girls to sew,” said Alyssa Ladd.  “We have averaged around a dozen girls both times and the girls have had […]