Chili cookoff hot despite drizzling day

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

NO ONE KNOWS CHILI LIKE FIREFIGHTERS—Our judges and chefs did a fine job. This year’s judges were Courtland-Oakfield Fire Chief Micky Davis, John Barnes of Algoma FD, Captain Brian Morris of Cannon FD, Lt. Pat Duvall of Plainfield FD and John Keillor of Grand Rapids FD. At right are two winning chefs of the five winning teams. Ten [...]

October 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

(Left to right); Liz Belliel, captain of the Ferris State University cheer team and teammate Emily Harr. Both previously cheered for Rockford High [...]

Clues add up

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Some may be getting closer to the $1,000 prize in the Cannon Township treasure hunt. Here are the first four clues: 1) Before the river and the rapids you’ll see, figure it out and you’ll find me. 2) To get ahead on your chase, see the local doc without haste. 3) A well known anchor may aid, find the coin and you’ll be paid 4) It only happens once per year, but when [...]

Rockford artist celebrates 20th year

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

CLASSIC—Eric Brown stands by one of his favorite creations, a lamp valued at $18,000. It is an original Eric Brown creation, were it an original Tiffany, it would be worth millions. Not pictured: the bandaids on Brown’s fingers. When Eric Brown got sick of his regular job and quit 20 years ago, he knew he had to do something. “I never did think I could make a living [...]
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