Environmental group expands goals

PROTECTION OUR WATERS—Members of the public, facilitated by a Rogue River Watershed Council member, break up into work groups to provide input on a variety of environmental topics.

  The Rogue River Watershed Council held its annual meeting at Rockford’s Community Cabin in early 2010, continuing its efforts to protect the watershed and goals to improve educational opportunities for the public and municipalities along the watershed’s domain. Janice Thompkins of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Natural Resources and member […]

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Artists share coffee, memories at Arnie’s

LOCAL ARTISTS HANGING OUT—Front row: Nancy Liszewski, Peggy Salk, Dana Ziebarth, Michael Callihan, and Louise Bauer. Back row: Kathlene Kalinowski, Kathlene Putham, Patti Mollema, Sue Callihan and Phillip Glass, host.

  Back in the day, Rockford was known as an artistic town where many craftspeople plied their trades in the shops and sold what they made or created. Today, there are still many artists in residence and the town is known for its love of culture and the arts. On Wednesday, February 17, a gathering […]

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Shibler proposes school funding fixes

SCHOOL AID SOLUTIONS—State Representative Tom Pearce speaks at a meeting held at Rockford Public Schools between our lawmakers, school staff and recently laid off employees. Possible solutions to the state crisis in school funding were discussed.

‘It comes down to our elected officials doing their job’   Rockford’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Shibler recently held a meeting between RPS staff, recently laid off staff and elected officials to discuss ideas to fix the state crisis in school funding. Shibler has long been chair of a grass roots effort to push […]

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Scouts celebrate BSA 100th birthday

Pack committee chairman Guy McLellan and the Crestwood Cub Scouts celebrate the 100th year of Scouting in the USA.

  Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 celebrated the 100th year of Scouting at their February meeting. February 8 marks the day that Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia by founder William D. Boyce. By 1912, Scouting had spread to every state in the union and continues […]

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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen named Contractor of the Year

Bill Wolf

  The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Grand Rapids a 2010 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the “Bathroom Remodel under $30,000” category of its annual awards competition. The winning project was a complete bathroom makeover. The original bath was transformed from a very dated and […]

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