SCHOOL BEAT — February 3, 2011

Information Literacy: Building the Bridge of Knowledge  by CINDY KITZROW Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Library & Media Services  Information literacy rose to national consciousness in the U.S. with President Barack Obama. His proclamation stated, “Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate and evaluate information for […]

Local students make Michigan Tech Dean’s List

Michigan Technological University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. To be included, students must achieve grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Among the honorees are Keith Driscoll, majoring in mechanical engineering, and Justin Uhall, majoring in environmental engineering, both from Rockford. Michigan Technological University (online at mtu.edu) is a leading public […]

MILITARY — FEBRUARY 3, 2011

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Zukowski graduates from basic training Army Pfc. Stephen C. Zukowski has recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical […]

Rockford receives DNR grant to complete Rogue River Nature Trail

City Manager Michael Young is proud of the Project of the Year Award—Structures, awarded to Rockford by the American Public Works Association for the Phase II construction of the Rogue River Nature Trail. photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL At a recent Rogue River Watershed Council meeting, invited guest Rockford City Manager Michael Young let it be known that Rockford had been extremely fortunate in again receiving a DNR trust fund grant to complete the final phase (III) of the Rogue River Nature Trail. Envisioned by City planners some […]

WWW Family YMCA kicks off Winter Wonderland event

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The Wolverine World Wide (WWW) Family YMCA’s Winter Wonderland event was kicked off on January 8 with the grand opening of the outdoor ice rink. The day was full of activities including a figure skating show from “The Flurries,” open skating for the community, free hot chocolate and a hot fire to keep warm, and […]