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 […]

Students raise Salmon in the Classroom as environmental project

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Christine Laug’s fourth grade class at Roguewood Elementary said goodbye to some close “friends” Satirday, May 1 as they released salmon into the Rogue River, below the dam at Childsdale. The students received eggs as an environmental project and were able to watch as the egg-sacs were absorbed and the fish grew bigger. Of the […]

Ginebaugh awarded RCC scholarship

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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to announce that Rockford High School (RHS) senior Brian Ginebaugh is the recipient of its $1,000 college scholarship. A panel of 12 board members had the difficult task of poring over submitted applications and whittling down the list to the eventual winner. The applicants answered the timely […]

Student earns Boy Scouts highest ranking

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Aaron Trapp is one of the outstanding young men in the Rockford community and has been recognized recently by Boy Scouts of America with the organization’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Many may have met Aaron during the summer months as he worked on his family farm in Grattan Township. His family owns the Trapp Berry […]

Rockford High School’s Ashley Gremel, an Example in Excellence

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Generous spirit seeks to help the less fortunate Ashley Gremel, 17, is the daughter of Meredith and Andrew and sister to Emily. She is described as a most-dedicated student with a generous heart, who seeks to help the less fortunate. Ashley has a jovial spirit and is a leader on her swim and water polo […]