January 27 2011

Words on Weather & Climate

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Trends in Snow Cover  by CRAIG JAMES  On the morning of January 12, 2011, an amazing 71% of the lower 48 states had at least a little snow on the ground. You can see on this map from the National Weather Service National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center in Minnesota that Florida was the only state with no snow, although it was not far away. That means at [...]

Wolverine speaks up over development disharmony

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

‘At no time did we decide not to build the shoe store’ by BETH ALTENA  Christi Cowdin, corporate communications spokesperson for Wolverine World Wide (WWW), said news stories of Wolverine’s decision not to build a shoe store this spring on the site of the former tannery have been misleading. “It’s a matter of timing,” she said. “We are not in an economy [...]

Three students selected to All State High School Band

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Three students from Rockford High School (RHS) were selected to participate in the All State High School Band. The selection process involved an audition that included sight-reading, scales and a prepared etude. Rockford High School students (l–r) Eric Zeigler on bassoon, Marcus Powers on bassoon and Mackenzie Lyman on clarinet are honored to be chosen for the All State [...]

Eve Wrest has been selected as Mrs. Kent County

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Eve Wrest, a Rockford resident, will respresent Kent County and compete for the title of Mrs. Michigan America 2011 at an event featuring Delegates from all over the state of Michigan on February 12.  Rockford resident Eve Wrest has been named Mrs. Kent County. The winner will go on to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant in April at the The Greenbrier [...]

All the comforts of Rockford in Utah!

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

For the first time in 25 years, Thom Arends decided to close his “tonsorial parlor” (make that barbershop now days) during Christmas week to take a family vacation. He and his wife Sue planned to spend the holidays with extended family and friends in Sandy, Utah. When Arends asked the members of the three families they were about to visit, all formerly from Rockford, [...]
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