Rogue River

Klima hauls in huge steelhead

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

It took Carson Klima 12, about 15 minutes to reel in this 27-1/2 inch steelhead out of the Rogue River on Saturday, April 23. Klima was probably in good shape to undertake the fight with the fish as he works hard delivering the Rockford Squire each week.   [...]

Local group to clean litter from Rogue

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Local citizens are banding together to tackle litter in the Rogue River. The Rogue River Project, founded by Andrew Kersting, and Trout Unlimited, through the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative project, are working together to conduct a stream cleanup along the Rogue River on April 23, 2011. Garbage along stream banks is not only unsightly, but it also can be harmful to [...]

Illicit romance and its bad results

March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

The history of the Village of Childsdale, continued by BETH ALTENA The town of Gibraltar existed before the town of several dozen homes was renamed Childsdale after the paper mill was purchased by H.B. Childs. The town began as the village surrounding a sawmill at the same site as the paper mill. The sawmill was built by Zenas G. Windsor in 1848.Childsdale Papermill is in [...]

Annual Ice Festival to be held downtown Rockford January 8

December 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

What happens when chainsaw-wielding craftsmen meet giant blocks of ice? Simply magic. And you can get in on the action, Saturday, Jan. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. downtown Rockford. The 2010 festival drew over 6,000 guests, and event planners are working hard to make the second annual bigger, better and packed with free family fun. The festival is being sponsored by area [...]

Easement legacy a permanent protection for Rogue River

December 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA One family’s dedication to protecting the land and their generous spirit is good news for all in Rockford. The Cok family has preserved 126 acres of property along the Rogue River as a conservation easement through the Land Conservancy of West Michigan—an action that ensures the property will never be developed. Stu Cok was one of the speakers at the [...]
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