Rockford Area Girl Scouts Earn Polar Girl Award

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These Rockford area Girl Scouts earned their Polar Girl Award on January 31 and February 1. All 16 girls spent the night outside in tents – in two feet of snow with overnight low temperature of 12 degrees. They were joined by 11 adults, with seven adults choosing to sleep outside too. Everyone enjoyed snowshoe […]

Winter No Obstacle to Outdoor Fun-Fest

SNOW FUN - Emily and Sam Seven, enjoying the snow castle at the annual Izaak Walton Winterfest.

Winterfest at the Isaak Walton League last Saturday drew about 300 people, the group said. Kids enjoyed making candles, fishing, fly tying and other nature-related events.

Pets and Winter – Let’s Keep Them Safe Out There

by SAM HYER Pets need more than just a fur coat to keep warm and safe in winter. Cold weather has safety and health concerns for both people and pets. As a responsible owner, it is important to pay attention to your pet’s well-being during the cold Michigan winter. The American Kennel Club® and I, […]

California Girl Returns to Rockford to Visit Family and Enjoy the Snow

FUN IN THE SNOW - Brittany enjoying the ride.

Earlier this month, Brittany Fels had the pleasure of visiting her grandmother, Ruthe Graves of Rockford. Brittany just graduated from California State University, San Marcos with her bachelor’s degree in accounting. She decided to visit her grandmother before she started her new job back in California. Brittany used to come to Rockford every summer when […]

Ray of Hope in Depths of Winter

by PASTOR MIKE CONKLIN Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church Here we are, in the middle of a January that will not have the traditional (I think it’s traditional) January thaw. I heard that this is the first time in 24 years that this has happened. I like January thaws. They give us a ray of hope […]