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Grannies make a difference, one child at a time

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

SPECIAL GRANNIES—Millie Anderson (left) and Gisela Leichty (right) share stories of their grandchildren. Most people over the age of 75 are winding down and enjoying the twilight years of their life, right? Not for a couple of grannies who are in the prime of their life and enjoying every minute of it. Gisela Leichty, 81, and Millie Anderson, 76, are a couple of [...]

John Ball’s Traveling Zoo visits Rockford

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

A Pueblen milk snake is part of John Ball's Traveling Zoo, which recently visited Krause Memorial Library in Rockford. Z’s Kids Club Traveling Animal Show brought the zoo to Rockford’s Krause Memorial Library on Monday afternoon, June 29, 2009. John Ball education staffers, Colleen and Robyn, came with hands-on learning experiences that included, among [...]

Latest technology on tour at treatment plant open house

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

THE NEW WAY—In older treatment plants, wastewater sits for a long time so solid parts sink. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria and another chemical removes chlorine. In the new North Kent Sewer Authority treatment plant, ultraviolet lights are used to mutate bacteria so it cannot reproduce. See how the process works at an open house on Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at 4775 [...]

Pothole season ‘the worst in decades’

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Record number of fallen trees. Kent County officials have announced that March 2009 was the worst month for potholes in West Michigan in more than thirty years. Record number of rockslides. Above is a Rockford Michigan State Police patrol vehicle which recently became stranded in one of the area’s large potholes. In related news, the county has also announced that [...]
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