Nothing fishy about this traditional boil

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

STAND BACK—Whoosh! In a grand finale, kerosene is thrown on the fire to cause an overboil that carries the floating fish oils over and out of the pot. Photo by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL                           by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Always on the lookout for something new to experience in West Michigan, your reporters headed out northward along the lakeshore [...]

Rockford grads treated to picnic before big game

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Graduates of Rockford High School were given a free hotdog and beverage before the first varsity home football game last Thursday, September 3. Families made a day of the event, which began at 5 p.m. Giveaways from area visitors, mascots, and perfect weather made the family event a great way to kickoff the football season. Families brought blankets and enjoyed the [...]

New exercise program makes the world your gym

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

HITTING THE TRAILS—The Rockford area's beautiful parks and landscapes can be your personal gym. Here trainer Terri Baumgardner leads a group across a wetlands boardwalk in Townsend Park. 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 [...]

Ritzenhein win ‘a stunning U.S. record’

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

‘This is a huge shot to prove you don’t have to be East African to be a great distance runner’ For the second time in two weeks Rockford native Dathan Ritzenhein made world news. The runner, who normally shines in marathons or 10Ks, set a new American record in the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday, August 28. Ritzenhein finished the race with a time [...]

Ted Stadium re-dedication Thursday, September 3

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

HISTORIC GAME—fans will se the varsity football players on the new Mondo turf field for the first time Thursday, September 3. If you missed the dedication of the Ted Carlson in 1993, you have another chance. The stadium will be re-dedicated Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. before the varsity football team plays on the new artificial turf field for the first time. [...]
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