Local teacher to live in tree

RCS teacher promotes fundraising through Operation Squirrel Rockford Christian junior high teacher, David Buth, has once again challenged the middle school students with an exciting fundraiser goal. For every $100 the students raise, Mr. Buth has committed an hour of consecutive tree-dwelling. Fundraising has already begun and will last through early spring 2010. Last year […]

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Local donations send jerky treats to troops

Kelly’s Deer Processing is gearing up for another Jerky for the Troops shipment. Everyone is invited to attend Friday January 29, 2010 from noon until 3 p.m. at CK’s Place Banquet Facility on Northland Drive south of Big Rapids. Anyone who is sponsoring a solider anywhere in the world will be greeted with appetizers, soft […]

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Two Board of Education terms

Two Rockford Public Schools board trustees’ terms are set to expire on June 30, 2010 Charles Boekeloo has served as a board trustee since 1998 and has announced that he will retire upon completion of his third term in June. David Keller was first elected to the board in 2006 and has declared his intent […]

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Serious shopper takes big prize from downtown

Heart of Rockford merchants put together quite a package for the winner of a holiday promotion. Jayne Remmelts visited all 20 participating merchants in a third-year event that rewards one lucky shopper for diligence. Remmelts said she finished her Christmas shopping but bought more for herself during the two days it took her to visit […]

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Rockford’s city parks matter more than ever

Rockford’s award-winning Rogue River nature trail boardwalk is

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With almost two months of the “white stuff” on the ground and no end in sight, we’ve decided to “think green”—parks, that is. Through its Center for City Park Excellence (CCPE), the Trust for Public Land (TPL) reported, “American park users, consisting mostly of families with children, have increased their […]

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