Local donations send jerky treats to troops

Kelly’s Deer Processing is gearing up for another Jerky for the Troops shipment. Everyone is invited to attend Friday January 29, 2010 from noon until 3 p.m. at CK’s Place Banquet Facility on Northland Drive south of Big Rapids. Anyone who is sponsoring a solider anywhere in the world will be greeted with appetizers, soft […]

Two Board of Education terms

Two Rockford Public Schools board trustees’ terms are set to expire on June 30, 2010 Charles Boekeloo has served as a board trustee since 1998 and has announced that he will retire upon completion of his third term in June. David Keller was first elected to the board in 2006 and has declared his intent […]

Serious shopper takes big prize from downtown

Heart of Rockford merchants put together quite a package for the winner of a holiday promotion. Jayne Remmelts visited all 20 participating merchants in a third-year event that rewards one lucky shopper for diligence. Remmelts said she finished her Christmas shopping but bought more for herself during the two days it took her to visit […]

Rockford’s city parks matter more than ever

Rockford’s award-winning Rogue River nature trail boardwalk is

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With almost two months of the “white stuff” on the ground and no end in sight, we’ve decided to “think green”—parks, that is. Through its Center for City Park Excellence (CCPE), the Trust for Public Land (TPL) reported, “American park users, consisting mostly of families with children, have increased their […]

Words on Weather & Climate — January 21, 2010

Global warming and ‘Climategate’ by CRAIG JAMES If you follow the subject of global warming, you have likely heard of what has been called “Climategate.” Back on November 17, 2009, a very large file containing over 1,000 e-mails between climate change researchers and nearly 2,000 other documents related to climate change were posted on the […]