Ram underclassmen highlight bright future

Despite the sting of losing several key seniors, the Rockford wrestling team can’t help but look ahead to the future with the return of multiple underclassmen who were thrust into the limelight due to several injuries and illnesses over the course of a grueling campaign. “We had to throw a few kids into the lineup […]

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 […]

Rockford’s Deglopper graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Alex M. Deglopper graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science […]

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 […]