Public invited to hear leading bear biologist


The Land Conservancy of West Michigan’s 2012 Annual Meeting will feature Dr. Gary Alt, a wildlife biologist currently residing in California. Dr. Alt’s career has included three decades of research, leading more than 50 photographic and natural history black bear tours, and service as vice president of the International Bears Association. Dr. Alt was honored […]

Spectrum Health Perspectives Series continues

Perspectives is a Complimentary Series of Conversations with the Spectrum Health Patient and Family Advisory Councils. The next session is titled “Emerging Technology and its Impact on Your Health.” Taking charge of your health means understanding how technology is changing the way people receive care, and its impact of positive health outcomes. Health care experts […]

New e-book written by local author

Lisa Orchard’s debut novel was recently released from Astraea Press. It’s an e-book that is available at and Barnes& This story is a spine-tingling tale of three teenage girls who stumble upon the murdered body of a reclusive neighborhood woman. They are discovered at the crime scene and taken into custody. The lead detective […]

Rams baseball goes 2-1 in swing through Indiana

by RANDY GREGORY The nationally ranked Rockford varsity baseball team jumpstarted the 2012 season with a trio of games in Indiana last week. The Rams started things off on the right foot by routing Bedford-North Lawrence 14-3. They then topped Edgewood by a count of 8-1 before dropping the finale to Lawrence Central by a […]

Ram softballers primed for solid season

by RANDY GREGORY  New Rockford varsity softball coach Troy Brown welcomes back a plethora of returnees to the 2012 squad, but still feels that the Rams are basically a young team in general. “We are in the great position of welcoming back quite a few players from last year’s team,” said Brown. “But at the […]