RAM artifact #3

RAM-artifact04

Native American pottery bowl This Native American pottery bowl was donated to the Rockford Histoical Museum on April 5, 2000 by Simon Francis, a spiritual leader of the Grand Rapids Band. The clay pot is believed to be 2000 years old, possibly from the area of Indiana. Items were traded near and far, even thousands […]

Dad marks 10th anniversary of son’s death, former RHS student Ezra Hogg

Ezra Hogg, son of John Hogg

Over 10 years ago on September 11, 2001 almost everyone can recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of the terrorist attack on America. On December 10, 2001, John Hogg remembers where he was at and what he was doing when he was informed that his son, Ezra […]

Crickets Crop Shop opens to serve scrapbookers

Ribbon-cutting attendees at Crickets Crop Shop in Grattan on October 5, 2011 include Mike Verdun, Chamber vice president; Terry Remelts, Chamber Board member; Jodi Paulsen, Chamber staff member; Dianna Force, proprietor; and Michelle Krick, Chamber member.

Several members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce along with Chamber staff member Jody Paulsen recently participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new business venture in Grattan. Crickets Crop Shop opened in June to serve scrapbook enthusiasts. When asked about how she decided to open the store, owner Dianna Force commented, “I was […]

In Your Own Backyard – June 11, 2009

Forest tent caterpillar outbreak heavy this year Michigan is experiencing a heavy outbreak of forest tent caterpillars (FTC) this year, particularly in areas around Gaylord, Cadillac, Traverse City and Petoskey in the northern Lower Peninsula, according to the Department of Natural Resources, (DNR). Widespread outbreaks of FTC occur at intervals of 10 to 15 years. […]

Secrets of a Sunken Cannon Revisited

Rich Geldhof

by RICH GELDHOF The older we get the more powerful our minds become and when we don’t use what the brain has stored we “lose it.” Our short-term memory capacity is normally from five-nine number digits.  This explains why phone numbers and checking accounts are kept to seven numbers and a social security number doesn’t […]