Great day for annual environmental event

DROP YOUR DUCKIES!—(Above) Kids enjoy the ever-popular ducky races held each year at Waterfest. Numbered ducks “race” down Bear Creek and the winner earns a prize for their kid.

It was sunny and wonderfully warm for all but the last hour of the sixteenth annual Bear Creek Waterfest on Saturday, April 24. Before the sky opened up for a beauty of a spring storm, children and adults enjoyed a pancake breakfast, bake sale, live music and the many interactive booths and activity stations.       […]

Main Street, April 30, 2009

What’s for Breakfast? In the “old” days, breakfast was a lot of pork and bread and potatos and eggs.  Maybe even pie!  I was facinated by the long shelves of cereal at the store.  Our local D&W has about 100′ of shelving, six shelves high, devoted to cold cereal.  That’s 600 feet!  The internet lists […]

The Tax Attic, April 30, 2009

Home improvement credits change It’s home improvement time of the year. It was a cold winter and many of us are thinking about adding some insulation wherever possible, replacing a few of those leaky windows, replacing that old leaky slider,  putting in a new insulated exterior door, buying a new high-efficiency furnace, or purchasing high-efficiency […]

Michigan House recognizes Belmont youth volunteer

SPIRIT AWARD—State Rep. Tom Pearce, right, welcomed to the Michigan Capitol today Courtney Fedeson and her parents Brian and Jodi Fedeson.  Courtney has been named one of Michigan’s two top youth volunteers to receive the 14th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Pearce invites ‘Spirit’ recipient Courtney Fedeson to Lansing State Rep. Tom Pearce welcomed to the Michigan Capitol today Courtney Fedeson of Belmont, one of two top youth volunteers to receive the 14th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Fedeson, a 12-year-old seventh grader at North Rockford Middle School, was recognized during today’s Legislative session by […]

Rockford Relay to host landmark research project

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools What if you could personally participate in research to help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? And what if your involvement ultimately leads to eliminating cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? Would you do it? If your answer is yes, please […]