RAM artifact #3

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Native American pottery bowl This Native American pottery bowl was donated to the Rockford Histoical Museum on April 5, 2000 by Simon Francis, a spiritual leader of the Grand Rapids Band. The clay pot is believed to be 2000 years old, possibly from the area of Indiana. Items were traded near and far, even thousands […]

Dad marks 10th anniversary of son’s death, former RHS student Ezra Hogg

Ezra Hogg, son of John Hogg

Over 10 years ago on September 11, 2001 almost everyone can recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of the terrorist attack on America. On December 10, 2001, John Hogg remembers where he was at and what he was doing when he was informed that his son, Ezra […]

Crickets Crop Shop opens to serve scrapbookers

Ribbon-cutting attendees at Crickets Crop Shop in Grattan on October 5, 2011 include Mike Verdun, Chamber vice president; Terry Remelts, Chamber Board member; Jodi Paulsen, Chamber staff member; Dianna Force, proprietor; and Michelle Krick, Chamber member.

Several members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce along with Chamber staff member Jody Paulsen recently participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new business venture in Grattan. Crickets Crop Shop opened in June to serve scrapbook enthusiasts. When asked about how she decided to open the store, owner Dianna Force commented, “I was […]

Illicit romance and its bad results

The town of Gibraltar existed before the town of several dozen homes was renamed Childsdale after the paper mill was purchased by H.B. Childs. The town began as the village surrounding a sawmill at the same site as the paper mill. The sawmill was built by Zenas G. Windsor in 1848.Childsdale Papermill is in the process of rezoning for new use

The history of the Village of Childsdale, continued by BETH ALTENA Henry B. Childs ran his paper mill with great success for a time. The well-known resident of the county had a penchant for purchasing property and soon owned most if not all of Childsdale, historic accounts tell. Fire destroyed the first mill on July […]

In Your Own Backyard – June 11, 2009

Forest tent caterpillar outbreak heavy this year Michigan is experiencing a heavy outbreak of forest tent caterpillars (FTC) this year, particularly in areas around Gaylord, Cadillac, Traverse City and Petoskey in the northern Lower Peninsula, according to the Department of Natural Resources, (DNR). Widespread outbreaks of FTC occur at intervals of 10 to 15 years. […]