Wolverine Worldwide employees help build new trail at nature center

WOLVERINE WALKING THE TALK—to encourage enjoyment of the outdoors. The Outdoor Group helped create a new trail at Howard Christensen Nature Center.

Birds, chipmunks, deer and most Michiganders have been spending the last warm days of fall preparing for winter. Volunteers at the Howard Christensen Nature Center have been busy too! On October 21, they completed a new trail to benefit cross-country skiers. This extension of the Ranger Trail will allow skiers to avoid the sometimes treacherously […]

Tragedy results in Faith, Hope, and Love

This beautiful re-circulating  waterfall feature plays a soothing role within the newly dedicated Rockford Reformed Church Memorial Prayer Garden. Photo by STEVE BROWNELL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Early this spring a single redbud tree, having heart-shaped leaves, was planted on a hillside overlooking the City of Rockford. Planted in the grassy acreage fronting the West side of Rockford Reformed Church (RRC), located on the southeast corner of Wolverine Blvd. and Eleven Mile Road, the tree was meant […]

For veterans: the story of a local tribute

BEFORE AND AFTER—Pine trees on an acre of land at the intersection of Jupiter and Belmont roads were destroyed by straight line winds. Plainfield Township Trustee Charles Weldon helped transform the jumbled mess into a beautiful memorial park for veterans.

The creation of the Veterans Memorial Park began when the S&J Development Group donated an acre of land at the corner of Jupiter Avenue and Belmont NE. At first when the land was donated, the township decided to leave it in its natural state. Nature had a different plan when straight winds in the spring […]

Nancy Simonis celebrates 11-1-11 Rockford resident to celebrate 16th on 11-11-11

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Happy birthday to Nancy Simonis of Rockford. She celebrated a birthday on 11-1-11, a once-in-a-lifetime event. Nancy has lived in the Rockford area since 1986 and loves it here. She declined to tell us what birthday she was having on this interesting date. Happy birthday, Nancy! Victor Matthews the tenth will celebrate a very unique […]

Reporter, former Squire intern heads out into the world

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Former Rockford High School intern for The Rockford Squire, Matt Marn, who wrote many wonderful articles for the newspaper as a student and then later as a full-fledged reporter, has left his home turf to find his way in the world. Relocated to Glendale, Ariz., due to job opportunities, Marn took a Squire with him […]