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Harvest Fest—the way real life should be

September 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

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

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

 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 on his day off to track down the completed clues in [...]

The hunt is on

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

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… Clue two, part one… To get [...]

Our nation’s history comes to life this weekend

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

BATTLES AND EVERYDAY LIFE—will be featured during the two-day historic reenactment held this Saturday and Sunday. The reenactment covers Colonial times through the present and includes civilian and military demonstrations. What was it like to cook dinner over an open fire, carve your own utensils and tools, or fight in a battle in the woods? Find out this Saturday, [...]

Rockford man lands likely world-record trout

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

WORLD RECORD BROWN?—Tom Healy (right) of Rockford holds the 41.45-pound brown trout he recently caught on the Big Manistee River. It is believed that this is a world record brown trout. At the left is fishing guide Tim Roller of Cadillac. Fish featured on ESPN, Field and Stream It’s been said that Manistee is one of the best places to fish in the world. That may have [...]
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