Chicken rules to be decided over winter

Rockford resident Shawn Raymond asked the Rockford City  Council if they would consider an ordinance allowing hens in City limits. By hatching season next spring he will have an answer. Currently farm animals are prohibited in the City, but council is taking on Raymond’s request and investigating what other  cities are allowing. It has become […]

Happy birthday!

Hammingh it up on Cowan Lake

  Logan David Hammingh, born July 13, 2007, celebrated his second birthday at home on Cowan Lake with family and friends. His mother, Stephanie Trudeau, a professor at Grand Rapids Community College, couldn’t be more proud of her little guy. “He is such a ham,” says Stephanie. “I can’t believe he is already two.” Pictured, […]

Fall turkey application on sale now through Aug. 1

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale now through August 1, 2009. A total of 59,050 licenses are available through a lottery for the units open to hunting-12,350 general licenses that may be used on public or private land and 46,700 licenses for private […]

Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend slated for June 13-14

The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 13-14. On that weekend, everyone -residents and non-residents alike-can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations apply. Michigan has celebrated Free Fishing Weekend annually since 1986 as a way to promote natural resources awareness. With more than […]

New summer hours for NKSC

Starting June 1, 2009 through September 4, 2009, North Kent Service Center (NKSC) will be expanding their service hours going to a ten hour day-four days per week. Due to the large number of families who are working and are unable to shop in their food pantry during the day NKSC is changing their hours […]