Michigan resident finds new livelihood in fishing

First-mate Nancy earns her daily ration of grog by steering the boat.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by Cliff and Nancy Hill This past March, as is our regular habit, we took in Michigan’s oldest sport show, the Showspan-produced Ultimate Sport Show at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. While there that day, we came across the likes of “Walleye Wayne” Stevenson, who had a booth where he was “telling and selling” […]

News Bits — July 1, 2010

Rockford man killed in single-car accident On June 16, John Milton Clay, 58, of Rockford was fatally injured when his southbound 2002 Ford F150 pickup truck hit a tree lying across Pettis Avenue in Ada Township. Responding to the crash were the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Ada Fire Department, and AMR Ambulance. Grattan Township to […]

News Bits — June 10, 2010

Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend on tap June 12-13 The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds everyone that the summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 12-13. On Saturday and Sunday, everyone—residents and non-residents—can fish without a fishing license in Michigan. All other fishing regulations apply. Numerous Free Fishing Weekend activities are scheduled at […]

News Bits — June 3, 2010

YMCA announces new associate executive director The Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA is pleased to announce Kevin Myers as the new associate executive director effective June 1, 2010. Myers started working at the West YMCA in 2001, running sports programs for kids part time. He was then transitioned to the David D. Hunting YMCA, where […]

News Bits — May 13, 2010

Discover cool plants at Howard Christiansen Nature Center Discover the pretty wildflowers and cool plants (55 kinds!) that grow at Howard Christensen Nature Center with interpretive instructor Kare Greenup at the center’s “I Spy Cool Plants” program on May 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about what animals and people do with these plants—fun […]