Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

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This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships […]

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Kaleidoscoops helps celebrate Scouting birthdays

Enjoying an ice cream treat are (front, l–r) Girl Scouts Laurel Kurkjian and Chelsea Kurkjian, Cub Scouts Sean McLellan and Noah Kurkjian; (back) Mark Wiersum and Laura Lemming.

Nothing is better than ice cream to help celebrate a birthday, and Kaleidoscoops on West River Drive offered just that to local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. To honor their organizations’ birthdays this year, Scouts received a special birthday certificate for a free kid’s ice cream cone. “This is just one way we can show […]

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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

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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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