Consultant says earlier comment on alum's failure was misinterpreted
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - A consultant compiling a report on the effectiveness of this year's alum treatment on Grand Lake refuted a widely circulated story that said alum treatments on the lake aren't working.
Harry Gibbons of Seattle, Wash.-based TetraTech said comments he made during a recent summit in Columbus were misinterpreted. It was reported that the alum treatment to help lessen algae blooms didn't work this summer because high winds had stirred up phosphorous-rich muck from the lake's bottom. [More]
Nursing facilities, long-time community volunteer recognized
By Amy Kronenberger
ROCKFORD - A local citizen and business were honored for their service to the community during the 39th annual Rockford Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday.
Resident Nancy Leighner was awarded Citizen of the Year while Steve Schaaf, administrator of the Laurels of Shane Hill and Maplewood of Shane's Village, accepted the award for Business of the Year. [More]