DNRE basic archery instructor courses scheduled at North Rockford Middle School

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is offering free basic archery instructor (BAI) courses for teachers at North Rockford Middle School. The classes will run 8 a.m to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, March 20, April 10, May 6 and June 5. Contact: Jeff DeRegnaucourt for more information at (616) 977-7750. Each eight-hour session is for […]

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Win $50 gift card to Grill One Eleven

This stack of rocks resides in Rockford. Who am I?

Simply identify the object in the above photo, to win a $50 gift card to Grill One Eleven, downtown Rockford. On a blank piece of paper, answer the following three questions: 1. What is the correct name(s) of the object in the picture? 2. What area of the globe are the objects most commonly seen? […]

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Michigan’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend slated for Feb. 13-14

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) reminds everyone that Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for February 13-14. On that weekend, everyone—residents and non-residents alike—can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations apply. Michigan has been celebrating Winter Free Fishing Weekend annually since 2000 as a way to promote natural resources […]

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Birthdays

February 6—17 6th Leah Mawby 7th Barry Bell Jr., Robert Carter, Jim Swanland 8th Ed Ault, Marie Ault, Kathy Klawieter, Mark Palmer, Gloria Spalding 9th Kris Nylaan 10th Louise Campbell, Sue Swanland 11th Ethel Steakley 12th Betty Cantile, Dolly Kronemeyer, Shanna Smallegan

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Main Street — by Roger Allen, publisher

Phil’s okay! PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) had concerns that the annual Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Penn., was stressful for Punxsutawney Phil, the centerpiece groundhog. They wanted to replace him with some kind of robot. Well, I know Phil. I visited him at his home in the library window in downtown […]

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