There are currently three cooling shelters operating within Kent County. Mel Trotter Ministries is open for the homeless and is distributing water in downtown Grand Rapids. Wesley Park United Methodist Church (32nd and Michael Ave., Wyoming) and Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Road, are open and staffed by church volunteers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday this week. The Red Cross will be supplying water, ice, snacks, and personnel as needed.
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The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.