New book portrays 1940s Michigan farm life

Recently, Michigan author Lou Hooker celebrated the nationwide release of his new book, “Puppies and Pet Crows,” a collection of farm stories filled with adventure, humor and history that will delight both children and adults. The book introduces readers to 11-year-old Louie, his parents, and seven brothers and sisters, who raise some peculiar pets, work […]

Rockford student donates birthday

Danny Froumis birthday celebration.

Most nine year olds can’t wait to rip off the wrapping and see if they received all the gifts they dreamed of for their birthday. Danny Froumis, a Crestwood Elementary third grade student, decided he’d rather have his birthday donated to Relay For Life. Froumis asked that money that would have gone to gifts instead […]

Happy 100th birthday Jenniemae Stephens

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Jenniemae Stephens will turn 100 years young on May 19, 2009. Jenniemae lives independently in Rockford’s Richter Place. An open house will be held in her honor on Sunday, May 24 from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Rockford Sportsmen’s Club on Northland Drive. Her address is 9101 Courtland Dr. #104, Rockford, MI 49341. Cards […]

Home razed despite neighbors’ concerns

Home at 138 Main Street, Rockford was demolished.

Main Street Rockford resident Sonja Glass believes the city should have given her more warning that the house next to hers was coming down. She also believes the demolition may not have been safe due to possible asbestos. Glass has been living in a historic home next to 138 Main, which was demolished on Friday, […]

Michigan’s Wetlands and the Environmental Protection Agency

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by KIM SAPKOWSKI Rogue River Watershed Council One of Michigan’s greatest resources is its abundance and high quality of water. Wetlands play a key role in this vital natural resource. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rain forests and coral reefs. Wetlands control flooding by absorbing rain and snow […]