Humane Society Kibble Konnection

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Humane Society of Kent County’s Kibble Konnection pet food bank has helped over 350 families and over 1,000 animals since its first distribution date in March 2009. However, with the demand for the Kibble Konnection program increasing each month, donations of pet food are critical. “We distribute around 7,000 pounds of pet food to families in need each month,” [...]

Celtic Fest a blast despite weather

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sometimes stormy skies did not deter fans of all things Celtic on Saturday, August 8 , in downtown Rockford. Organizer Chris Murphy said she was nervous at first because of the stormy weather, but Celtic fans must be true die-hards. “By afternoon it was packed and shoulder-to-shoulder,” she said. “Both stages were busy the whole day. We believe the turnout was as [...]

Letters To The Editor – August 13, 2009

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

Some sunny perspective Dear Editor, It is time to sit back and fully evaluate over-the-top reports in the news this week incredibly suggesting that getting a suntan is now in the same risk category as cigarettes, arsenic and even plutonium. That’s ridiculous. Cigarettes, arsenic and plutonium all undermine the body’s natural functions. But getting a suntan is [...]

Birthdays, August 15-21

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

15th Don Basel, Scotty Byrne, Arlene Obetts, Evan Orr 16th Rylee Reed  17th Mike Palmer 18th Connie Armstrong 19th Julie Candela, John Colvin, Paul Schluckebier, Jayne Schuman, Hailey Stasiukinas 20th Cliff Hill 21st Don Jackson, Marcia Jackson, Calen [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Roger Allen, publisher. Dog Days This poem comes from seventh-grader Lauren Pratt in Rockford. “The dog days of summer” seem like the right time for it. Jagger We got him in a little town called Bath. He would walk down a little path. I taught him how to shake. We made him birthday cakes. If he could talk then he’d bug us, Till we took him for a walk. I know [...]
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