Students attend school in pajamas

Chandler Woods Charter Academy “Young 5’s” fifth-graders can’t think of a better way to kick off the New Year than by coming to school in their slippers and pajamas to read for 2,010 seconds. That’s 33 minutes in the hallways with their favorite book, being comfy and cozy.

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World record trout on display in Rockford

With the biggest smile of his life, Tom Healy struggles to hold up his monster fish for the camera.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Has there ever been a fisherman who has not harbored the thought of one day catching a world record fish? On September 9 of last year (09/09/09) that day arrived for 35-year Rockford resident and avid fisherman, Tom Healy. Fishing on the Manistee River with his long-time fishing buddy, Bob […]

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Free outdoor fun offered at annual Winterfest

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Winter seems to last half the year in Michigan, so bundle up and love it. The local Izaak Walton League is gearing up for their annual Winterfest to be held Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at their conservation center, 6541 Myers Lake Rd. (one half mile north […]

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Hair donation commemorates anniversary of sister’s death

by ANA OLVERA  In honor of the October 17 anniversary of her sister Barbara Liggins’ death from leukemia, Beth O’Donnell of Rockford was motivated to cut and donate her hair to enable children with hair loss a chance to use hers. Liggins of Kalamazoo was diagnosed in May 1991, the same day as her youngest […]

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Words on Weather & Climate by Craig James — January 14, 2010

Cold weather makes headlines by CRAIG JAMES “World copes with Arctic weather…” “Winter Could Be Worst in 25 Years for USA…” “CHILL MAP…” “3 Deaths Due To Cold in Memphis…” “GAS SUPPLIES RUNNING OUT IN UK…” “Elderly burn books for warmth?” “Vermont sets ‘all-time record for one snowstorm’…” “Iowa temps ‘a solid 30 degrees below normal’…” […]

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