Bringing home the bacon

This beautiful male bluebird  is reaching deep into a glass dessert dish in order to pick-up offered wax worms/mealworms.  Mr. Bluebird is capable of handling 6 at a time in order to return to a nearby nesting box where Mrs. Bluebird and 6 fledgling chicks await.        If you are fortunate enough to have a nesting bluebird family on your property, you can purchase mealworms locally at Mrs. O’s Bait & Tackle in downtown Rockford.      Bluebirds love these tasty little morsels so much that they oftentimes can be coaxed to feed directly from your hand.

Moon closer to Earth, larger than normal

by CARSON CLAY One night recently I took our dog, Annie, for a walk along the ridge. The path leads to a swinging bridge that spans Michigan’s Rogue River. Lake effect snow had accumulated but the trail was still open. The temperature and wind were cold but not bitterly so. Annie and I continued on […]

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GONE—Sunday morning all that remains of the three-story riverside WWW warehouse is the three level interior elevator tower.

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Start of summer sizzles with Rockford festival

The huge 200+ members of the combined Rockford schools marching band performs Rockford’s fight song to an appreciative Start of Summer parade audience.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

After some worrisome weather on Friday, June 11, the rest of Rockford’s Start of Summer Celebration took place under perfect sunny conditions. This year’s festivities included a giant cake in honor of the City’s 75th anniversary. It was made by Rockford Police Officer Jason Bradley’s mother, Denise. The cake was unveiled while the Scottville Clown […]

Custard caps a grand field trip

Photo by CLIFF HILL

Mrs. Fowle’s second-grade class from Rockford’s Valley View Elementary School has what they described as “the bestest field trip ever!” In one whirlwind day, they toured the Rockford Fire Department, the Rockford Police Department, the Rockford Area Historical Museum, the Little Red School House, and Pioneer Cemetery. The group finished with a picnic in Garden […]