Dedicated Historian Clarence Blakeslee honored by Rockford Historical Society

Clarence Blakeslee and Pre-schoolers of Our Lady of Consolation School are introduced to "Bo Bo" the donkey by Amy Risner of Rockford's Animals On the Go.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On a bluebird Friday afternoon, the first day of Rockford’s Annual Harvest Fest, the Bishop Hills Elder Care Community hosted its annual fall Petting Zoo. Present was guest of honor, Bishop Hills resident Clarence Blakeslee (Mr. Rockford). Clarence would never miss such a photo opportunity and he came, as always, […]

Scouts take part in 9/11 salute

Justin Fraula (left), Jimmy Helm, Sean McLellan and Jason Andrus (right) wait for their turn to salute.

Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School took part in the 9/11 Remembrance Salute at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. This annual event is held to honor those who lost their lives and those who gave so much love and help following the horrific acts of Sept. 11, 2001. […]

Harvest Fest—the way real life should be

HFcaricature

Take a break from the sun and have a hand-drawn caricature done. Enjoy simple, succulent steamed corn or admire the many talents of the local Rogue River Arts Association artists. These are just a few of the old-fashioned, real-life things to do at Rockford’s three weekends of Harvest Festival.        

It’s a Bet

 The first week of clues lead to a family search for the Cannon Coin on Thursday, September 17. Hunting for the third year are Luke and Leslie LeDoux (center), joined by family members Bob and Lisa Zabavski (left) and Bob and Kathy Abplanalp (right), holding 14-month-old Zoe. Luke LeDoux said it took him three hours […]

The hunt is on

Clever and persistent are a plus if you hope to be the first treasure hunter to track down the Coin in this year’s Cannon Township treasure hunt. Parts of the first two clues are published here, but you must visit participating businesses to find the rest. Clue one, part two… you’ll see, figure it out… […]