Along the Rogue River… Photos by Marilyn Keigley


By Marilyn Keigley There is some great bird and insect activity along the Rogue River this summer.  In June the Redwings made warning calls as people passed by along the trails in downtown Rockford.  Their babies grew up and were fed along the lower levels of the cattails on the river’s edge. This July, the river […]

Young entrepreneur shows American spirit

Trevor Leigh, age 9, has been funding his projects through collecting returnable cans for the past five years—since he was four! He was returning a cartload of cans to Ric’s Food Center, 6767 Belding Road, on Tuesday, July 2. According to his mom, Kim, Trevor is very industrious and has collected and returned more cans […]

Local girl earns a spot in the NHSFR competition in July

Lyn Mallory of Rockford will compete at the National Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming July 14-20. The 15-year-old junior at Rockford High School earned her spot on the Michigan National Team by being among the top four competitors in her events ending the regular 2012-2013 rodeo season. Her spot was secured after placing 1st […]

Great Steak Sale and sample buffet dinner a warm-up to holiday fun

Grill and smoker party to include bonfire and lawn seating by Bear Creek By BETH ALTENA “People call this Pleasantville because everything you need is here,” said Don Kurlyowicz, King of Cannonsburg and owner of the Gristmill, the Honey Creek Inn and the Bottle Shop in downtown Cannonsburg. Kurlyowicz plans to prove how much his […]

Kimberly’s Boutique proud to celebrate 20 years in business

Secret to success, ‘start out small and put in the hours’ By BETH ALTENA Kimberly’s Boutique is one of Rockford’s cornerstone businesses, serving customers for over two decades since the doors first opened in June of 1993. Evolving to meet the changing needs of customers and the retail environment is a key for a successful […]