James “Jim” F. Lucas, age 54, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Joyce (Toles) Lucas. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Bradley Lucas Swenson, Jessi Helen Lucas, Erin Joyce Lucas and James Ancil Lucas; his grandchildren, Chase Swenson, Hannah Swenson, Claudia Swenson, […]

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God is set to rock at Praise in the Park

Nestled on the banks of the Rogue River, the Garden Club Park is the perfect setting to enjoy God’s creation and the music that praises him. As Praise in the Park begins its fourth season, the event has grown from several hundred spectators the first year to several thousand this past summer.   This season’s […]

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DNR produces map of 2014 burned areas to give folks a hand in the hunt for morels


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has produced an interactive map that highlights the state’s 2014 wildfires and prescribed burns – each more than 10 acres in size – to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.   “Morel mushrooms are often found in locations where large fires occurred the previous year,” explained Paul […]

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We celebrate our Veterans both in the USA and abroad.  Poppies are ready to be distributed with 100% of the donations helping veterans and this year current veterans in financial need.   Dan Sikorski is the vet at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans who heads up the veterans that make them for $60 per […]

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Rockford American Legion to host Memorial Day parade

Rockford American Legion to host Memorial Day parade Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while […]

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