‘Fastest, most thorough cleanup’ on Rogue from partnership

Andrew Kirsting of the Rogue River Cleanup and Nicole DeMol of the Trout Unlimited Rogue River Homeland project partner their volunteer power to make this year’s cleanup the most efficient and effective since the event started seven years ago.

Trout Unlimited involved in annual cleanup by BETH ALTENA Add 60 volunteers to a day of cleanup on the Rogue River and you get a lot cleaned up. Annual event organizer Andrew Kirsting, who began the Rogue River Cleanup in 2005 when he was just 15 years old, was amazed at how fast and how […]

OBITUARIES

Bristol Mr. Edwin Bristol, age 79, of Comstock Park went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. He grew up in Alpine Township and was a 1949 graduate of Sparta High School. Ed had part-time jobs at the Vinton farm and also the ice cream shop (Bloomstein)—a job that […]

Pioneer journal tells tales of settlers to Sparta

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Book signing this Saturday at Great Northern Trading Co. The real diary of early pioneers who homesteaded in the wilds of Sparta was the basis of a book of historical fiction by author Dean Cumings. With imagination and the factual basis of the diary, Cumings tells the story of the difficulties the area’s first settlers […]

Hop A (half) Mile to help a child

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Unusual race raises money for orphanage This Saturday, May 14, hop on over to North Rockford Middle School to watch or participate in an unusual hippity-hop relay race. Teams may sign up at the event for $100 per person online at www.quack-back.com. “What is a hippity-hop relay?” you may ask.  It is your opportunity to […]

ENGAGEMENTS

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Lang-Beckett Rob and Lori Lang of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erika Vaughn Lang to Bradley Beckett. Erika is a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2011 graduate from Grand Valley State University. Bradley is the son of Scott and Joedy Beckett of Grand Rapids. He is a […]