Tax assessors hang up ‘Gone Fishing’ sign

With Arnie’s Bakery Café in the background, Glenn Blackwood of Rockford’s Great Lakes Fly Fishing Co. gives fly-fishing pointers to a rapt audience composed of members of the Kent County Assessors Association.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Friday afternoon found the Kent County Assessors Association (KCAA) in Rockford holding their annual summer picnic. They hung up their taxman hats to enjoy an afternoon of food catered by Dam Dogs and Arnie’s Bakery Café (desserts) along with an expert fly-fishing demonstration.   Jeannie Kolenda, an appraiser in […]

Scavenger hunt introduces community workers

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Katie Underwood’s first-grade students learned firsthand about people in their community as they toured Rockford in search of gingerbread men they had made earlier in the day but had come up missing. The youngsters had read Jan Brett’s book “Gingerbread Baby” as part of their curriculum to learn about community workers. The children visited locations […]