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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.

RPS to unveil artificial turf at Ted Carlson Stadium

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Public Schools (RPS) will formally dedicate its new artificial turf multi-purpose field on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at the football home opener against Holt. Voters approved the project as part of the district’s 2008 bond issue. After carefully studying artificial turf options, district officials contracted to install a Mondoturf Eco-fill field. This cutting-edge turf is 100 percent recyclable, free of carcinogenic substances, comprised of 17.5 percent post-consumer recycled content, and is LEED friendly. In addition, the materials maintain a lower surface temperature, provide shock absorption to reduce the risk of injury, and materials are natural-looking and durable. One of the primary reasons for turfing the field is to maximize its availability for band, football, lacrosse and other activities. A traditional sod field must “rest” between events, which limits its availability. In addition, weather has a significant impact on the condition of sod fields and can render them unusable. Plans are in the works for a formal dedication of the field on Sept. 3 prior to the 7 p.m. football game against Holt. Please feel free to contact Athletic Director Tim Erickson at (616) 863-6040 for more details.

Rockford girls varsity water polo earns gold Academic All American honors

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Eight players earn Academic All State honors Rockford High School girls water polo Head Coach Al Reickard recently announced that eight players on the varsity team were honored as Academic All State players. To qualify, the individual players had to be sophomores with a nonweighted grade-point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher. Those honored include senior Ariel Beattie, sophomore Tiffany Elenbaas, junior Ashley Gremel, junior Amanda Johnson, senior Mary Keeley, senior Kaitlyn Korhorn, junior Holly Nauta, senior Kelsey Vermeer, junior Christina Weston, and senior Molly Wooldridge. Reikhard also noted, “The varsity post-season team went on to qualify for Academic All American as a group. There are three levels:  gold, silver and bronze. We qualified for the top honor of gold with a collective team GPA of 3.848.” The post-season team included the following players:  co-captain Beattie, junior Natalie Beeg, sophomore Taylor Downs, Elenbaas, Gremel, sophomore Lauren Hulsebus, Johnson, co-captain Keeley, senior Rachel Marshall, Nauta, co-captain Wooldridge, Weston, freshman Casey Wolfer, and co-captain Vermeer. Special thanks goes to Coach Reikhard, who will be stepping down from his position next season. His leadership and expertise will be greatly missed.

Surprise 80th birthday party planned

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Drop by and say hello if you know renowned fisherman John Kaiserlian as he is treated to a surprise birthday desert on sunday, July 12 from 1-5 p.m. at his home, 8824 Algoma Avenue. You may know John from his many years fishing at the Rockford dam.

MVA 15 Black team wins national title

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Three local girls bring home medals Two-year-old club, Michigan Volleyball Academy (MVA) finished their winning season by sending several teams to the annual Junior Volleyball Directors Association tournament in Louisville, Ky. The MVA 15 Black squad won club-level national titles. Coached by Brian Netzler, the MVA 15 team defeated Union (Ind.) 15 in three games, 16-25, 27-25 and 19-17. The team consists of Sidney Rodriguez, Murphy Heyer and Andrea Kacsits of Rockford; Abbie Fleener of Forest Hills Central; Emma Matthew of Forest Hills Eastern; Arielle Nausieda and Jordan Timmer of Lowell; Cassie Pelloni of Battle Creek Pennfield; and Kristen Reenders of Grand Haven.

Classifieds – July 9, 2009

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED Maintenance position, property management experience required. Full-time with benefits. Snowplowing experience required. Please fax resume to (616) 784-3691 or e-mail to EOE.      b28 ______________________ MA, clinical/clerical experienced, PT, Plainfield Allergy Clinic. We offer work-life balance in a positive team setting with respect for the individual. FAX resume to (616) 988-8512.      b28 ______________________ Mystery shoppers earn up to $100 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience not required. (877) 715-3339.      p28 ______________________ FOR SALE Great deal on camera and gear-Pentax digital, 10D, 10.2 megapixel, with 3 lenses, filters, 3 memory cards up to 4 gig, 2 battery packs and chargers Pentax 3-80 Z flash unit. This is a professional photography package at a great price, $1,000 for everything. Invested $2,000 one year ago. Call Tom at (616) 678-4322.      ftfn ______________________ Kitchen cabinets-good shape, medium brown, full set. Asking $1,000. Call (616) 874-7702 for more information.      ftfn ______________________ AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE ’87 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup. V8 3-speed, extra-low gear. Great treads. Runs great! Longbed liner, toolbox, snow tires, some rust, 68,000 miles, $1,250. (616) 866-9686.      p28 ______________________ GARAGE SALES Garage Sale-July 10-11. Grill, stroller, stampin’ up sets, clothing and lots of misc. Northpointe Farms, 3299 Bennington Dr., off of Simmons. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      28cp ______________________ 12150 Lappley Ave NE, off M-57, July 9-11, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gas weedeater, aluminum boat, senior clothing, toys, beehive endcaps, books, tent, and much more.      p28 ______________________ Thursday and Friday, July 9-10, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 8383 Courtland Dr. NE (south of 10 Mile Road NE). Furniture, household goods, tools, clothing.      f28 ______________________ Neighborhood sale–something for everyone. Thursday, July 9, and Friday, July 10, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. to ? Off Russell St., between White Creek and Northland Dr., Russell Ridge subdivision, Cedar Springs/Rockford area.      p28cp ______________________ Five-family, new and used items. Lime Lake Road, off 17 Mile, west of Cedar Springs. July 3-5. Closed if rain.      p28cp ______________________ FOR RENT Three-bedroom ranch, one bath, full unfinished basement. Paid trash pick-up. $650/month, $650 deposit, firm. Utilities not included. One mile north of Tow’s Country Store. (616) 696-3668. Leave a message.      ftfncp ______________________ COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR SALE OR LEASE Office space for rent […]

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