February 10 2011

Bone-chilling fundraiser this Saturday

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Sweetheart Splash an annual favorite at Rockford dam by BETH ALTENA Sweet 16 has never been as cold as ice before, but this year’s Sweetheart Splash at the dam in downtown Rockford is as sure to thrill as it is to chill. Individual, couple and group jumpers are invited to prove their love—or nerve—as they take the plunge into the Rogue River, often in costume and [...]

Frenz Coffee House pours its last cup of Java

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL When Rich and Michelle Zeck opened Frenz Coffee House in Rockford in July 2006, they had a dream of creating a place of community fellowship where everyone would feel welcome. They accomplished that goal and much more. But Friday evening, Feb. 4, more than 1,100 past customers on the coffee houses’ e-mail list received a message saying Frenz [...]

30-year blizzard buries city

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  D.P.S. DIGS OUT IN DAYS-—Jamie Davies, director of the Department of Public Services in Rockford, said some creative handling was needed for the 15 to 17 inches of snow that buried the City of Rockford during heavy winds the evening of Tuesday, February 1 and during Wednesday, February 2. Davies said the City used three outside dump trucks in addition to the City’s [...]

West Michigan auctioneer wins Michigan Auctioneer Championships

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Jason Lamoreaux of Belding won the 2011 Michigan Auctioneer Championships held in Lansing at the 60th anniversary conference of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association. Competing for the coveted title were 16 contestants from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The five finalists were Romayne Graber of Charlotte, Mich., Lamoreaux of Belding, Frank E. Leist of Petoskey, Mich., [...]

Good spellers take wins in spelling bee

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These two fifth-grade boys are the winner and runner-up of this year’s Chandler Woods Charter Academy Spelling Bee. Runner-up is David Skidmore (left) in Miss Downs’ class, and the winner is Jonathon Rehwoldt (right) in Miss Burton’s [...]
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