Serious shopper takes big prize from downtown

Heart of Rockford merchants put together quite a package for the winner of a holiday promotion. Jayne Remmelts visited all 20 participating merchants in a third-year event that rewards one lucky shopper for diligence. Remmelts said she finished her Christmas shopping but bought more for herself during the two days it took her to visit […]

Rockford’s city parks matter more than ever

Rockford’s award-winning Rogue River nature trail boardwalk is

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With almost two months of the “white stuff” on the ground and no end in sight, we’ve decided to “think green”—parks, that is. Through its Center for City Park Excellence (CCPE), the Trust for Public Land (TPL) reported, “American park users, consisting mostly of families with children, have increased their […]

Sheriff Stelma stresses snowmobile safety

Due to the arrival of winter conditions this year, Sheriff Lawrence Stelma reminds snowmobile riders to take extra precautions on the new fallen snow. Because it can take two weeks or more of below-freezing temperatures for the ice on lakes, streams and ponds to freeze thick enough to support a snowmobile, Sheriff Stelma urges riders […]

Nature center to offer Birds of Prey show

Please sign up for the Birds of Prey (Raptors) presentation by the John Ball Zoo on January 30 (details at www.kentconservation.org/hcnc). This is a unique opportunity to see live animals up close while the Zoo is closed this winter. Advance registration is due by January 25 since a minimum number of participants is required (or […]

Second Hand Sale

All Kids , All Seasons, Pregnancy to Teen Girls and Boys Clothing, Toys, Sports Gear, Baby Gear, etc… Saturday, February 27 9 am to 12 pm $1.00 Admission to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary. No strollers…please! American Legion Auxiliary Post 102  330 Rockford Park Rd. (corner of Northland Dr. Between 11 and 12 Mile Rds.)