Happy Anniversary! KCRC’s Adopt-A-Road Program Turns 25

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Since 1990, the Kent County Road Commission’s Adopt-a-Road program has invited community volunteers to keep their favorite corridors litter-free. Celebrating its 25th anniversary on July 24, 2015, the program has grown to encompass over 200 stretches of roadway cleaned by a wide range of groups including families, community organizations, and businesses. Supporters [...]

Algoma and Cortland Fire Departments conduct training burn

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

There were 4 separate repetitions where fire attack crews entered the structure and had to put the fire out. After the training we let the structure fully develop and stud by until the structure was completely consumed. The owners hope to build on the lot at a later date. If you have any further questions feel from to contact me. Thanks A training burn was conducted on [...]

Kids Night at Rockford’s Rogue River Blues

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

United Bank teamed up with Bella Vista Church’s Extreme 5 Junior High team for Kids Night at the Rogue River Blues concert on Tuesday, July 14.   Kids in the audience were treated to tattoos, crafts, coloring, bubbles and ice pops. “Having a theme night is one way United Bank can give back to the community,” explained Devon Gaines, branch manager and sponsor of [...]

Vietnam veteran uses poetry and exercise to cope with war

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

BY SAMANTHA MACK Michael Stephens wrote a poem while in the hospital in 1968 during the Vietnam War (see sidebar). This act of creativity began his lifelong journey to personal healing. Michael was drafted into the U.S. Army on Sept. 7, 1967. He worked up through the ranks in the jungle of Vietnam and became a squad leader, a Sergeant E5. “It was a stressful [...]

Reader spots bear at bird feeder

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

We enjoyed your article about the bear sightings around Algoma, Rockford, etc.  We live on Herrington, just off of 10 Mile Rd. About three weeks ago, we watched a bear (possibly the same one) eat my bird seed out of the storage bins I keep outside, take a nap, just hang around!   The bear was probably around 60 feet away from our deck and didn’t act aggressive in [...]
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