June 14 2012

Rockford Ambulance duck floats to first place

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Saturday, June 9 during Rockford’s Start of Summer Celebration large crowds showed up at the dam and on the Bridge Street bridge to watch the first-ever Big Daddy Duck Race start at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Rockford Rotary Club. The winning duck was Rockford Ambulance’s Big Daddy Duck. Rockford Rotary President Susan Bodenner presented $2,200 to Lisa Jacobs, director of Rockford Community Services, to provide scholarships to the Summer Reading Program. This represented 100 percent of the proceeds from the Big Daddy Duck Race. The regular Rotary Duck Race followed at 6:15 p.m. and the proceeds will support additional reading related projects for the summer. Rockford Rotarians look forward to seeing everyone come down to the Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival on Saturday, August 11, starting with the Storybook Character Parade at the steps of Krause Memorial Library at 10 a.m.


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HELP WANTED Preschool growing: St. Peter’s Lutheran preschool in Rockford is adding classes and needs to hire a qualified part-time teacher and assistants. Bachelor of education preferred for the teaching position and experience with early childhood children a must for the assistants. If you have a love of children and a sense of humor, send your resume to St. Peter’s preschool, 310 East Division. Questions, call Debb (616) 866-3700.       b24 ______________________ No Experience Required. Professional career opportunity with unlimited income potential. We will assist in licensing. Full-time position available for busy real estate office. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford Office, (616) 866-4434.       b24 ______________________ NOTICES Notice is hereby given that on 06/29/12 at 11 a.m., Green Lock Storage will be offering for public sale under the judicial lien process the following storage units: Calkins unit 118; Auxier units 115, 215, and 216; Stewart units 209 and 232. All contain miscellaneous household items and will be sold as individual units. Sale will be held at Green Lock Storage, 9760 14 Mile Rd. NE, Rockford, MI 49341. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. (616) 754-4684.       b24 ______________________ To the person who dropped off a bag of bras to a home near the Michigan State Police post: It went to the wrong address; owners there are baffled. If anyone can solve this mystery, call the Squire at (616) 866-4465, ask for Beth.       f18 ______________________ GARAGE SALES Moving sale—65 years of accumulation; antiques, furniture, appliances, lawn equipment, kitchenware, linens, tools and much more. June 15-17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 633 Schultz Rd., Sparta, MI.       p24 ______________________ Mission trip pre-owned sale—St. Peter’s Lutheran church invites you to check out our pre-owned sale at 310 East Division. Friday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to our youth mission trip to New York.       b24 ______________________ Hidden Ponds—Thursday to Saturday, June 14-16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1/4 mile south off M-57 on Wabasis Rd. or 6 miles north off M-44 on Wabasis Rd.  Many items, beads, clothing, fabric, dishes, sashay scarves.       p24 ______________________ FOR RENT Rockford one-bedroom apartment, carport, storage, includes heat, pretty garden. Perfect for a senior citizen. No pets. Call (616) […]


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Healthy Homes by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts A healthy house can mean different things to different people. Some people are sensitive to things that others are not. Many among us have allergies and sensitivities to specific things. When I design one of these homes, I tell the client to identify as many of their allergies or sensitivities as possible, so we can keep them out of their new home. You can be tested for allergies. The prick test is the most common, and the back tends to feel like a combination pincushion and Petri dish. Other ways of testing is to isolate possible culprits by putting them in a sealed container. You then open the container and breathe in the vapors from the container to see if there is a reaction. This is for airborne sensitivities. This process can work very well. There have been many products and building techniques that have come out to play in the last 10 years or so which address the healthy house  issue. Some of them include zero VOC paint, the ban of all formaldehyde in building materials, the use of filtered ventilation systems in homes to assure fresh clean air entering and stale air leaving while capturing the heat in the winter, radon mitigation systems designed into the home, zero step entries, large interior doorways and hallways, and a greater attention to the details involving water penetration into the structure to keep out mold. The way the house is designed and built has a lot to do with how it relates to the health of the people living in it. Being healthy emotionally is as important as being healthy physically. During our long winters, it  is important to get as much sunlight as possible. It makes us feel better and keeps the blues at bay. This is a reason that a Passive Solar design is also a big part of the healthy home. Open spaces are needed as well as comfortable small spaces, depending on our moods and what we’re doing. A craft or art room is good for the right side of the brain while computing takes care of the left. We just need to remember to use these to keep our minds healthy. Not all […]

Post named first-team Academic All-American

June 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Ethan Post of Rockford has earned first-team Capital One NCAA Division III Baseball Academic All-American honors, in results released recently by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Post was named first-team Academic All-American for his efforts in the classroom and as a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship baseball squad. The NCAA Division III Academic All-American team includes three squads, including just two pitchers each out of more than 440 institutions across the nation. Post becomes the 95th Academic All-American in Rose-Hulman athletics history and the 18th honoree in the sport of baseball. He also joins Eric Tryon (1996 and 1997), Jimmy Costa (1998) and Matt Moore (2003) as a baseball first-team Academic All-American. His award also helps continue a tradition that features 27 consecutive years that a Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III institutions and the longest streak in Division III. On the field, Post finished 3-1 with a 4.61 earned run average in nine starts and 10 appearances for the Fightin’ Engineers. His season highlights included a victory over NCAA Division III Tournament qualifier Illinois Wesleyan University, a strong 8.1 inning effort in a conference win over Defiance, and another league victory with a five-inning performance against Bluffton. Post improved to 7-2 with a 4.41 earned run average in 21 career appearances and 11 starts at Rose-Hulman. In the classroom, Post maintains a perfect 4.0 grade-point average as a chemical engineering and chemistry double major. He is also a member of the Rose-Hulman American Institute of Chemical Engineers chapter. Rose-Hulman finished 27-14 overall and won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season title for the first time since 1996 this spring. The Fightin’ Engineers hosted the HCAC Tournament and have compiled an overall team record of 84-44 during Post’s career.

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