December 30 2010

‘Friends’ to host 10th annual Resolution Walk

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This New Year’s Day morning, plan on joining hundreds of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail users as they step into 2011 for a brisk four-mile walk. Hosted by the Friends of the White Pine Trail, this popular New Year’s Day tradition will mark its 10th year. Last year’s Resolution Walkers—as far as the eye can see, all with smiling. Squire file [...]

Coffee Ranch roasts up a storm

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  With Rockford-area businesses reporting strong sales during the Christmas shopping season, one local business stands out. Herman’s Boy is pleased to report yet another year of successive year-over-year increases. Still smiling after 29 continuous days on the job, Andy Havemeier, the great-grandson of “Herman” himself, roasts another batch [...]

Annual Ice Festival to be held downtown Rockford January 8

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What happens when chainsaw-wielding craftsmen meet giant blocks of ice? Simply magic. And you can get in on the action, Saturday, Jan. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. downtown Rockford. The 2010 festival drew over 6,000 guests, and event planners are working hard to make the second annual bigger, better and packed with free family fun. The festival is being sponsored by area [...]

Birthday on 1-1-11 a once-in-a-lifetime

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by BETH ALTENA  When Darleene Crysler (nee Carlson) was born 64 years ago, the event made the newspapers and netted her father a passel of prizes. She was the first baby born in Montcalm County in the year 1947, six pounds, fourteen ounces and greeting the world at 5:40 p.m. Sixteen local merchants contributed prizes for the contest and at first it looked like twin boys [...]

Rockford VSU 2011 calendars available

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The Rockford Police Department’s Volunteer Services Unit still have a few 2011 calendars left for sale. The calendars feature beautiful photos of different areas and points of interest in Rockford, such as the dam, Rockford parks and areas of the Rogue River. The calendars are $10 each; checks can be made payable to Rockford VSU. The calendars can be purchased at the [...]
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