Comcast employees clean up White Pine Trail

For the past several years, Comcast has gotten together 100-plus employees to clean up and do work on the White Pine Trail.  They donated an amazing trailer full of tools, snacks, drinks—anything future trail volunteers would need to help maintain the trail.  BC Pizza provided pizza to the hungry volunteers.   Photo by Karen Salyer of Karen J Photography

For the past several years, Comcast has gotten together 100-plus employees to clean up and do work on the White Pine Trail. They donated an amazing trailer full of tools, snacks, drinks—anything future trail volunteers would need to help maintain the trail. BC Pizza provided pizza to the hungry volunteers.  

Swan killed in power line collision

A reader shared this photo of the swan killed Thursday when it struck a power line over the White Pine Trail at Bridge Street. The force of the explosion threw the bird’s body to the Rogue River Tavern a block away.

Power outage, general confusion follows by BETH ALTENA A man walking the White Pine Trail narrowly escaped with his life after a swan flew into a live power line, resulting in an explosion and the arcing, live wire shooting sparks and fire on the popular trail. The incident left the downtown without power for about […]

Illicit romance and its bad results

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 the process of rezoning for new use

The history of the Village of Childsdale, continued by BETH ALTENA Henry B. Childs ran his paper mill with great success for a time. The well-known resident of the county had a penchant for purchasing property and soon owned most if not all of Childsdale, historic accounts tell. Fire destroyed the first mill on July […]

Abraham Lincoln statue becoming destination for countless visitors

These out-of-town youngsters

by Cliff and Nancy Hill From his second floor office in the Natureview Properties Building, Tom Mall enjoys looking down on the bronze Abraham Lincoln statue that he was instrumental in bringing to Rockford. Mall particularly enjoys the reactions of those who discover the statue for the very first time. Ideally sited on a spur […]

Threat to Rockford pipeline may be averted

So much for signs! Hopefully

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The five- to seven-inch deluge of rain that occurred this past Memorial Day not only caused three major washouts and the closing of a two-mile section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (WPT), but also threatened the 24-inch Rockford sewer line that runs parallel to the trail itself within […]