Students release salmon as end to unique classroom project

Isaiah Villerius, in yellow, releases about 30 salmon smolts into the Rogue River in mid-May as part of East Rockford Middle School seventh graders’ Salmon in the Classroom project.	Photo by CINDY M. CRANMER

by CINDY M. CRANMER East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) students ended a unique classroom experience with a field trip to the Rogue River and the release of about 30 Chinook salmon smolts into the river. The program, Salmon in the Classroom, was funded by the Grand River Fly Tyers and involved a partnership between the […]

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail severed between Belmont and Rockford

Squire reporter Nancy Hill is  careful not to stand too close to the edge of a washed out section of dangerous overhanging trail surface.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Massive flows of water from Memorial Day’s storms caused extensive damage to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (FMWPT) at approximately the six-mile marker just north of Belmont. Sadly, the five-inch deluge of rainfall occurred at the start of the busy summer recreational season on the state’s longest linear park, […]

DNRE basic archery instructor courses scheduled at North Rockford Middle School

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is offering free basic archery instructor (BAI) courses for teachers at North Rockford Middle School. The classes will run 8 a.m to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, March 20, April 10, May 6 and June 5. Contact: Jeff DeRegnaucourt for more information at (616) 977-7750. Each eight-hour session is for […]