Bagging a bird

Ken Chettelburg and is father Bob.

  The 2009 Michigan spring turkey hunt is underway April 20 – May 31. Hunts last from 7 to 42 days, depending on the hunt unit.  According to the DNR, there are 48,138 square miles of Michigan open to spring turkey hunting. Pictured at right is Rockford resident Ken Chettleburg who bagged this 25 lb. […]

Valley View Visit

Valley View fifth grade journalism students.

Is it hard not to plagiarize? Where do story ideas come from? How do writers decide what to put in a story? Fifth-grade journalism students at Valley View Elementary had great questions to ask Rockford Squire editor and reporter Beth Altena on Monday, April 20. The kids put out their own student-run paper and were […]

Rockford Odyssey of the Mind

Once again, Rockford Public Schools will be represented at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition. Twelve teams competed at the State level on April 18.  Five of those teams received honorable mentions (two Roguewood teams, a Valley View team and two North Rockford Middle School teams). The following five teams have now advanced […]

Ice Cream Season Begins

Rockin' Rockies.

Last Friday evening, 7:40 p.m., 84 degrees-can you believe it?  Apparently somewhere in excess of 100 people did.  Rockford’s Rockys was rockin’!  Rockford is synonymous with Rockys ice-cream creations spring through fall.  The crowd was enjoying the balmy spring evening with one another while trying to figure out “just where in the heck is the […]

Hide and go seek: Outdoor sport heats up in warm weather

SIGNING THE LOG—Mark and Bevie Schmidt find a geocache on Roger Allen’s property. Most caches are on public land, such as parks, but some private property owners enjoy the fun of watching people find the caches.

by Roger Allen Have you heard about “letterboxing”? It’s an organized game of following clues to find items that other participants have hidden. It requires good walking shoes, access to the Internet, and a sense of adventure. Letterboxing began in England in 1854 and is still a popular pastime there. The idea came to Dartmoor […]