Summerfest is back again at the Izaak Walton League!

                The local Dwight Lydell chapter of the IWLA invites the public for a day of fun outdoor activities on their 39 acres at 5641 Myers Lake Ave. On Saturday the 22nd, from 10:00 to 3:00 there will be kayaks and fishing on the pond for kids, plus […]

Numerous dogs taken from suspected puppy mill

20 dogs will be available at the Kent County Animal Shelter The Kent County Animal Shelter is working with the ASPCA to help save about 20 dogs that were taken from a suspected puppy mill last week. The dogs are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, and some could be ready for new homes later this […]

Camp Roger celebrates 100 years – you’re invited

Happy 100th birthday, Camp Roger! Camp Roger is having an open house to celebrate its 100th Anniversary this Saturday, June 8th.  Beginning at 1:00 pm there will be a host of activities to participate in.  Come enjoy our boats and canoes, climbing tower, and nature center.  We will also have archery, fishing, guided hikes and s’mores.  A special […]

Rockford youth joins the “Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts”

A Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Court of Honor was recently held in the sanctuary of Rockford United Methodist Church (RUMC) to recognize a 17-year old Rockford youth for achieving the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting – the rank of Eagle Scout. A large gathering of family, friends, fellow Scouts from Rockford’s Troop 264, […]

Seven year old donates hair for cancer patients

Seven year old Ellyanna, after her donation to Beautiful Lengths.  Beautiful Lengths is a program sponsored by Pantene, providing wigs to those facing cancer.  Her hair was cut by Sarah Fikkert at Bangz in downtown Rockford. Elly is the daughter of Tim and Christine Kraai of Rockford. Elly’s mother, Christine, is presently battling cancer herself.