Put away bird feeders, garbage cans to keep yearling bears away

With mother bears leaving their yearling cubs in preparation for the breeding season, encounters with young bears attracted to backyard food sources are increasing across northern Michigan, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As the young bears leave their mothers, they must look for food on their own for the first time. These […]

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Rockford High School’s Patrick Kolehouse: an Example in Excellence

Patrick Kolehouse

Many talents and great heart exemplify Patrick Patrick Kolehouse, age 16, is the son of Don and Debie Kolehouse and brother to Rob, Mike and Kristin. When asked to describe Patrick, teachers at Rockford High School call him determined, helpful and showing great initiative. Patrick is motivated and willing to lend a hand, as evidenced […]

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Fish and Wildlife Service seeks proposals for 2009 endangered species grants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal grant assistance to acquire land or conduct planning for endangered species conservation efforts. For fiscal year 2010, the President’s budget request for the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund includes approximately $100 million in grant funding for conservation […]

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Hall of Fame Game just beginning for Rosema, Lubs

Roxy Rosema and DJ Lubs, senior team captains for their lacrosse teams at Rockford High School, are looking forward to playing lacrosse in college.

Rockford seniors have bright futures planned ahead by MIKE SAMUELS The second annual U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Game, held at Shaw Stadium in Detroit on June 13, signified the end for many of the senior class’ all-stars, but for team captains Roxy Rosema and DJ Lubs of Rockford High School’s girls and boys lacrosse […]

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Team WGRD wins 12U baseball league championship

Team WGRD

The Team WGRD of (front, l-r) Liam Cowen, Patrick Truskowski, Travis Hoving, Nick Buursma, JJ Doman, Ian Bach; (middle) Alex Bolin, Alex Markules, Charlie Riddering, Brett Wildman, Nathaniel Bush; (back) Coach Buursma, Coach Bolin and Coach Markules pulled through a close game and won the 12U Wolverine Baseball League championship with class.

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