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Finding ways to get closer to food

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

THOUGHTFUL—Sue Osgood shows off a spread her magazine did on Herman’s Boy. She explores ways people are finding to enjoy local, hand-produced goods and foods. by BETH ALTENA Before the Civil War, people either grew their own food or knew the farmer who grew it for them. Now the source of our daily meals is such a mystery children are often clueless about how their [...]

Waterfest packed with family fun

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sixteenth annual event educates with free hands-on activities UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL—Boys at last year’s Bear Creek Waterfest enjoy looking at creatures of the creek up close at the microscope magic station. Roll up your sleeves, grab a net and find out what amazing creatures can be found in most any creek or stream, and why they are important. Explore microscope [...]

Just joking! Squire front page all good fun

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on last week’s April Fool issue, featuring a fake front page. There are no wind turbines at the tannery, no State Police trooper cars in potholes, under trees or damaged by rockslides. Thanks to our new State Police Post Commander Chris McIntire (see story above) who brought in his remote control vehicle [...]

Two shot after fleeing sheriff deputies, driving at officer

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Kent County forensic van is shown at the scene of the shooting Thursday, March 26. A Cannon Township resident with a long history of traffic accidents fled a sheriff’s deputy and was eventually shot after appearing to try to run over the deputy. Deputy Joe Glynn attempted to pull over Christopher Imelmann, age 46, on Belding Road about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, [...]

Rockford Post Office loses ‘one of the best’

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

by CHRISTINE BIGNEY Andrew Shears Andrew Shears has been going to work to the Rockford Post Office everyday for the past 30 years But come Friday, April 3, Shears will don his postal blues for the last time. Shear’s supervisor, Fred Farage, said that the person who replaces Shears will have some very big shoe’s to fill. “One of the things about Andrew is [...]
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