Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: 144 Year Bear Absence

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The first sighting of Black Bear in Indiana occurred this summer in June, after a 144-year absence.   Several sightings of bears also occurred in Western Michigan. Several years ago a female bear spent the winter near Ada and emerged in the spring with a cub. Most of the 15,000 bears in Michigan are found in the Upper Peninsula where extensive suitable habitat is [...]

Michael Alan Albano, D.O. earns Medical Degree from LECOM

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Michael Alan Albano, D.O. of Rockford earned the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa. At LECOM’s 19th commencement ceremony, the college awarded professional degrees to 352 medical students, 141 pharmacy students, 30 Master of Science in Medical [...]

Residents respond to Blakeslee and Konkle Letters to the Editor

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to Neil Blakeslee’s and Terry Konkle’s letters to the editor which appeared in the July 9, 2015 edition of the Rockford Squire. We agree that the city council should pay attention to the Ethical Standards of Conduct; however, those standards apply in both directions, and the application of those standards involves a full [...]

Technical competency of experts judged

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Editor: Everyone knows that a lay person who is on a governing body, be it a village, city, township, county, state, or federal level, that lay person knows much, much more about technical matters and technical competency that the experts.  Yes, these lay persons hire experts to make judgments about structural integrity, about site remediation, and ability of contractors [...]

Ericksen Obituary

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mr. Ralph B. Ericksen of Grand Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Rockford, age 87, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, July 20, 2015, and rests now, in the arms of his Lord and Savior. Ralph was born to Arnold and Mable (Farr) Ericksen on Wednesday, March 14, 1928, in Comstock Park, Michigan, and graduated from Comstock Park High School in 1946. For over twenty [...]
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