Michigan resident finds new livelihood in fishing

First-mate Nancy earns her daily ration of grog by steering the boat.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by Cliff and Nancy Hill This past March, as is our regular habit, we took in Michigan’s oldest sport show, the Showspan-produced Ultimate Sport Show at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. While there that day, we came across the likes of “Walleye Wayne” Stevenson, who had a booth where he was “telling and selling” […]

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Jeanine C. Herlacher only woman in representative race

Jeanine C. Herlacher only woman in representative race “Through my work as a Realtor in the community for the last decade, I have PAID ATTENTION to what is on the minds of people in our community,” said Jeanine Herlacher, running for state representtive for Tom Pearce’s office.  “They call me when their house is about […]

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Nine candidates speak before voters

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Republicans will soon have to decide who will earn their votes for State Representative in the 73rd District. The seat is currently held by Rockford’s Tom Pearce, who is term-limited out. The nine Republican candidates for the seat spoke at a forum by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce held at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Pictured […]

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Children learn up close with zoo animals at Krause

Children are excited to be able to touch a New Guinea blue-tongued skink at Krause Memorial Library in downtown Rockford.

Colleen LaBeau and her little friends packed Krause Memorial Library on Monday, June 28 as over 200 fascinated youngsters showed up for visiting animals from John Ball Zoo. Children were able to learn about the animals—ears, not legs make the difference between snakes and skinks—and were even allowed to pet a blue-tongued skink after the […]

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Planning Commission praises new shoe store plan

Kenneth Grady, general council and secretary for Wolverine World Wide, describes the thinking for placement of a new shoe and apparel store that will be built on the south side of the current Wolverine complex in downtown Rockford.

A public hearing for plans to build a new shoe and apparel store on the south section of the current Wolverine World Wide (WWW) property on the Rogue River was held Thursday, June 24. The plan met a warm reception for the most part, despite several comments—both from the public and Rockford Planning Commissioners—concerning contamination […]

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