Fire destroys Rockford area home

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Firefighters from Ada, Cannon and Grattan tackled the blaze of a house fire in the 6600 block of Ramsdell Dr. Police closed Ramsdell Drive from Belding Road NE to Greely Avenue NE. The fire started shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 in the garage and rapidly spread through the entire house. The majority of the fire was under control by 7:30 p.m. Fortunately all [...]

Family Travel Dilemma: Special Occasions – Take the Kids or Not?

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Lori Visser, Travel Specialist Many times I speak with parents who want to take a special vacation together, but are torn about taking the kids along. It might be a special anniversary or birthday that they are looking forward to celebrating in a special way…so they are thinking, no kids. On the other hand, they may be unable to leave the kids home because of child [...]

Chamber hosts luncheon at Ramona’s Table

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chamber members who attended the June bi-monthly Rockford Chamber of Commerce luncheon were in for a treat in food and company. Seated upstairs at Ramona’s Table, the nearly 50 attendees filled the space nicely. The afternoon’s agenda included introducing several new members of the Chamber as well as enjoying a delicious spread for lunch. Served buffet style was [...]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Sunscreen In Plants

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

  A red pigment called anthocyanin has been considered a sunscreen that protects plants from becoming sunburned much like the sunscreens we use to protect us from ultraviolet radiation (UV). Look at newly emerging leaves from buds and notice the red color of the delicate tissues that have not yet “hardened”. When leaves expand from the bud, they are somewhat like [...]

New Tradition at RHS– Looking Back Before They Look Ahead

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Katy VanCuren, Associate Principal, Rockford High School On May 27th, Seniors at Rockford High School had an opportunity to go back in time. District, charter, and parochial schools took part in the first ever Senior Parade. Students who signed up were treated to a cookout first, followed by boarding busses and traveling back to their elementary schools. Once [...]
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