Conservation club works behind the scenes to protect environment

Garlic mustard by the bagful—Garlic “pulls” are being conducted all over the country. A pull in Belmont’s Rogue River Park Saturday, May 1, filled many oversized garbage bags, but the woodland still has a carpet of the plant in the park. Once the plant sets seeds, it must be properly disposed of after being pulled or the seeds will still fall and start thousands of new plants.

Anyone who enjoys a walk in the woods, a breath of fresh air, or a day trip to the lakeshore can be part of the team that keeps these places protected so future generations can enjoy them as well. It is as easy as a walk in the park. Members of Rockford’s chapter of the […]

Board lauds superintendent in annual review

The Rockford Board of Education issued the following summary of Superintendent Dr. Shibler’s performance evaluation, conducted on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010: Dr. Shibler is in the midst of his 21st year as Superintendent of the Rockford Public Schools. In the face of unprecedented financial constraints, he has again pursued and helped achieve his goal for […]

Put away bird feeders, garbage cans to keep yearling bears away

With mother bears leaving their yearling cubs in preparation for the breeding season, encounters with young bears attracted to backyard food sources are increasing across northern Michigan, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As the young bears leave their mothers, they must look for food on their own for the first time. These […]