DNR to create deer management plan

(DNR)—The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is in the process of creating a management plan for Michigan white-tailed deer. White-tailed deer generate various levels of interest among Michigan’s citizens. This interest covers a large range of issues with many different perspectives. To prepare a strategic management plan for deer, issues and perspectives need to […]

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Race with the world Oct. 24 in Human Race Every Stride

Race virtually with the globe at the only Michigan location of the 2009 Nike+Human Race Every Stride 5K/10K at Candlestone Golf and Resort in Belding. According to Race Director Chris Nichols, the golf course is the only already existing race location to be included in the world-wide Nike+ event to be held October 24. “Someone […]

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Rockford court case argued in Appeals

Above, the about-to-be completed Kent County 63rd District Courthouse located at the southeast corner of the East Beltline and Knapp St. is scheduled to be opened November 9, 2009.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This past Tuesday, October 6, found Rockford officials in Lansing in a Michigan Court of Appeals courtroom. Rockford was there to appeal a Circuit Court decision that allowed the current two courts of the 63rd District to be combined into one courthouse in Grand Rapids Township. Your reporters were witness […]

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Jerusalem-bound pilgrims walk through Rockford

JOURNEY—Petra Wolf and Mike Metras pass through Rockford on their walk to Jerusalem.

by RICK ZECK Have you heard the expression: “We need to stop and smell the roses,” which refers to our crazy fast-paced lifestyle and how we sometimes miss the small things in life? Monday, September 21, without any fanfare, a very curious couple walked through Rockford. They not only smell the roses, but look for […]

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Millage renewal ‘crucial’

State proposal to cut per-pupil funding would be ‘catastrophic’ Two issues relating to school funding are coming up. One is the renewal of the 18 mills non-homestead property millage renewal on the November 3 general election ballot. The second is a state proposal, currently voted down by legislators, to cut $218 per student funding to […]

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