Pollinators, Plants, and Fishing at the Ikes’

While honeybees make wonderful honey, Mason Bees are many times more efficient at pollinating. Encouraging native bees like the Mason and Leaf-cutters is fun, fascinating, and a good way to ensure fruit crops. They nest in tubes or holes, rather than forming a large colony, and are considered to be quite gentle, almost never stinging. […]

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NORTH ROCKFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL WOODSHOP STUDENTS HONOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEN AND WOMEN FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

On May 13th, 2015, woodshop teacher David Albert and his Woods II class will be recognizing approximately 70 local law enforcement officers from both the Rockford Police Department and the Michigan State Police Department for their service to the Rockford Community. This is the first time that Rockford students will have the chance to directly […]

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House approves Rep. VerHeulen bill allowing for regional airport authorities

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen to allow for the establishment of regional airport authorities to manage business operations for local airports instead of county boards. “Giving local communities a louder voice in the operation of local airports can do wonders for a regional economic asset […]

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Legacy of Faith – II

Rev. Paula Vander Hoven Interim Pastor, North Kent Presbyterian Church My great grandparents Louwe and Sepke came to this country from the Netherlands in 1892. They came when the Netherlands was experiencing a severe agricultural crisis and there was no hope for anything better than life-long drudgery for day laborers and farmers’ maids like themselves. […]

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Tax Attic

The Coons have done something for the last several years that I believe not many Michiganders do. To kick off the camping season, we go camping for the first weekend in May down to Northern Indiana. The weather is usually at least a week warmer and, in most years, spring has sprung. The downside is […]

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