New exercise program makes the world your gym

EVERY MUSCLE—EcoTrek’s workout is designed to exercise the whole body and provide an excellent heart-healthy session.

EcoTrek Fitness sessions available every day in West Michigan Staying fit is like a walk in the park—a fast walk, with different sessions of total-body workouts. Terri Baumgardner is a Rockford resident who knows our parks and outdoor places well. A certified aerobics instructor, Baumgardner heard about EcoTrek Fitnesss and loved the idea. EcoTrek is […]

In Your Own Backyard – September 3, 2009

Sea lamprey control planned for Grand River, Crockery Creek, Rogue River U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to sections of Crockery Creek in Ottawa and Muskegon counties and the Rogue River in Kent County to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. The applications will be conducted between Aug. 31 […]

Paws 4 Hope… day of family fun with your best fur friend

  Hope Community Church is celebrating the canine-human bond with a day of celebration on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Over a dozen events are aimed at families with sociable dogs up-to-date on shots and on a leash held by an adult. Prizes and trophies valued over $150 will be awarded in […]

Who is teaching whom?

Sam Hyer

Obedience training for your pets by SAM HYER “In many ways, dogs are like children,” says Bob Yamall Jr. of Kimbertal Kennels, Kimberton, PA., a nationally respected judge, breeder and trainer. They are curious and lively—dogs will spend much time trying different activities and exploring new behaviors. But only by consistent, firm obedience training will they […]

Strauss receives Lions award

Lions welcome new member Rockford Lion Jan Strauss received a standing ovation as she was named Lion of the Year during the club’s July 25 annual picnic. Awarded for outstanding service to the Rockford Lions Club and the community, Strauss earned this recognition for her highly successful year as club president in building a better, stronger […]