Rockford Register — December 31, 2009

Saturday, January 2 Annual Kent County Christmas Bird Count—Birders of all skill levels are welcome. For details, please visit To register, contact Ranger Steve Mueller at (616) 696-1753 or Meet the Author Book Signing—7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Herman’s Boy Inc., 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. Get your copy of Tom Rademacher’s new book […]

A Message for You — December 31, 2009

Are we really listening to God? by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church A park ranger at Yellowstone National Park was leading a group of hikers to a lookout tower. Along the way, he pointed out some of the famous sites in the park, and was so intent on talking about the history and […]

Surprise lessons show beauty of bats

“Bat man” Dale Smart feeds a bat mealworms while the audience at Wild Birds Unlimited looks on.

“Is he trying to kill you?” was one question offered by a youngster during a presentation on bats held at Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive, Grand Rapids. The question came while youngsters and adults were able to admire first-hand a number of bats at a talk on animal adaptation. Bats are more closely related […]

Welcome home!


Welcome home, LtJG Taryne Williams of Rockford and Captain Adrian Haskamp, her fiancé. We are proud of you and your service in Afghanistan and Iraq. We love you dearly. —All your family and friends

OLC kids collect winter gear for giving


Kindergartners and preschoolers of Our Lady of Consolation School in Rockford learned about Christian charity this Advent season. After reading a recent article printed in the Advance newspaper stating the need for children’s coats, Mrs. Huffman and Mrs. Milan decided to take action. The children learned about giving from the heart and helping others who […]