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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.

Classifieds – May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED Stites Eye Care in Rockford is looking for a personable, outgoing part-time optical assistant to compliment our great team. Drop off resumes to our office at 6840 Northway Drive in Rockford.      b20 _____________________ Job Opportunity in sales. If sales doesn’t make you want to barf, The Cedar Springs Post Newspaper is looking for someone to sell newspaper advertising for our northern weekly. Work as a team with our eight-person crew. Looking for someone to devote a 40-hour week to building a client base of customers and friends. Work your job into a secure income. For more info, send resume or e-mail message to      ftfn ______________________ NEAT PEOPLE WANTED. Large market share leader is looking for truly neat people who want to focus on entrepreneurial business and develop success strategies. No experience needed. Extensive real estate  training provided. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford Office, (616) 866-4434.      b21 ______________________ Customer service, general help-need summer work? High school grads, college workers and all others! $200/week and up, part-time. $400/week and up, full-time. Local company needs to fill positions immediately! Flexible schedules, great work conditions and pay. For an interview call (616) 243-1250.      b20 ______________________ Mystery shoppers earn up to $100 a day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience not required. (877) 715-3339.      p23 ______________________ Accountant and bookkeeper needed urgently. For more information, contact      p24 ______________________  NOTICES ROCKFORD: Sunday, May 17, Fine Art Sale. New American Legion Hall, 330 Rockford Park (off Northland Dr.), 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Outstanding northern Michigan artists here for “one day only” sale. Includes handwovens, baskets, pottery, prints, pillows, baked goods, and much more. Sale to benefit the Rockford After Grad celebration. Don’t miss this!      f20 ______________________ Auction: May 16, 10:00 a.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church on Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. Food and beverages available at 11:00 a.m. Call (616) 866-4298 or visit      p20cp ______________________ FOR SALE Kitchen cabinets-good shape, medium brown, full set. Asking $1,000. Call (616) 874-7702 for more information.      ftfn  ______________________ GARAGE SALES Rogue River Woods annual garage sales-starts at the corner of Kuttshill and River Woods. Friday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.      p20 ______________________ Green Timbers neighborhood sales […]

21st annual Grattan Township Memorial Day Celebration

May 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

The 21st annual Grattan Township Memorial Day Celebration and Bridge Walk will be held on Monday, May 25. The day will start at 7:00 a.m. with the fireman’s pancake breakfast. A memorial service will take place at Grattan Center cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Following the service is a foot parade across the Seeley Creek bridge and back to the township hall. A flag retirement ceremony conducted by Boy Scout troop 228 will take place at 12:00 p.m.  Activities for the entire family are scheduled throughout the day. Please join us! The 2nd annual Veteran’s Memorial golf tournament will be held on Saturday, May 30 at Arrowhead Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament will be used for the Veteran’s Memorial at Grattan Center cemetery. For more information on any of these events please contact Dianna at 826-1872 or Vivian at 691-7105. Schedule of Events – May 25 7-10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Fire Station 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Historical Society Bake Sale & Raffle Grattan Museum 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grattan Township Parks and Recreation Information Booth 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. St. Patrick’s School Information Booth 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Letter Writing Station – Township Hall 9:30 a.m. Frog Jumping Contest – Township Hall   Bring your own frog. (extra frogs available) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grattan Academy – Open House 0 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Hands of Fun – Township Hall Make and Take Crafts for all ages 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Face Painting – Township Hall 10-11a.m.     Decorating of the Bikes – Town Hall 11-11:45 a.m. Memorial Service 11:45 a.m. -noon Bridge Walk and Foot Parade (shuttle will be available) 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Food Booth – Family, Friends & Neighbors-Township Hall 12 p.m. Flag Retirement – Township Hall Boy Scout Troop 228 12- 2 p.m.      Grattan General Store 25 cent single dip ice cream cones 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Grattan Bar Check out our Bridge Walk Specials! 12:30 p.m.            Turtle Race – Township Hall         Bring your own turtle! (extras available) 1 p.m.                  Penny Scramble – Township Hall 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shuttle Service Courtesy of Klackle Orchards

Tannery ratifies severance package

May 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Photo by Christine Bigney WORKERS MEET-—Tannery workers learned what their severance is at a meeting Saturday, May 8 at the American Legion Hall. Tannery ratifies severance package Wolverine tannery employees have received and ratified a severance package. They can remain eligible to become members of the Hardy Pond campground, receive disconts on Wolverine shoes, continuation of WARN pay until May 15, COBRA insurance (which they are entitleunder the Obama administration), and job opportunities at Wolverine World Wide for the next two years. Workers with 1 to 5 years will receive $1,500; 6 to 9 years $3,000; 10-19 years $6,000; 20-29 years $9,500; 30-39 $12,000; 40+ will receive $17,000.

Rockford Freshman’s Center Andrea Kay Kacsits: an Example in Excellence

May 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Andrea Kay Kacsits, age 15, is the daughter of John and Susan Kacsits and sister to Olivia and Victoria. She is known at her school as a person of many outstanding gifts. Teachers say Andrea is intelligent and articulate, but also physically gifted and a talented athlete. Her greatest strengths, however, are rooted in her spirit, attitude and heart. Andrea consistently demonstrates her sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others and her compassion and empathy are evident on a daily basis. An outstanding communicator, Andrea is able to put others at ease and comfortably engage peers as well as adults. A natural self-confidence and openness allow her to share her great sense of humor. She is full of life. When other students struggle at class work, Andrea is there to help. She has a sensitive heart to those who are suffering or hurting and is quick to offer support and encouragement. A member of Resurrection Life Church in Rockford, Andrea is active in the church youth group. She is also a strong athlete who balances compassion with her strong competitive nature. It is not unusual to see her express concern and offer help to a member of an opposing team who has been hurt. Andrea is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, a three-time state champion in 14-and-Under AAU basketball, a member of the 2007 national championship AYBT basketball team, a member of the Lakeshore Regional High Performance Volleyball team in 2008, the only freshman member of the Rockford High School varsity women’s volleyball team, athlete of the month for October 2008, Kendall College Gold Key Award winner for artwork in 2007/2008, and on the Principal’s Honor Roll in every year she has been eligible. For her balance of gifted academic and athletic talents and compassionate, caring and giving nature, Andrea Kacsits is a fine Example in Excellence at the Rockford High School Freshman Center.

Rockford soccer beats Muskegon, ties West Ottawa

May 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The Rams saw lots of OK Red action last week with games against Muskegon and West Ottawa. The results were different, but the Rams’ strengths showed through in both. Against the visiting Big Reds of Muskegon Monday night, May 4, the Rams shot the ball nearly 35 times in the first half, but only one of those balls went in-on a penalty kick. All of the rest were wide, high or caught or deflected by Muskegon goalkeeper Chantel McBride. In the second half, the floodgates opened, however, and Rockford finished with a season-high six goals in the shutout against the shorthanded visitors, who were missing seven players because of their Honor Society induction back home. The Rams’ lone goal in the opening half came with 29.2 seconds remaining. Senior captain Rachel Doud was driving to the net and launched the ball. But instead of going in, her kick made contact with the hand of one of the Big Reds, setting up a penalty kick right in front of the goal. Doud shot right on the penalty kick; McBride stayed put. The scoreboard lit up. In the second half, the scoring onslaught began when Sydney Benda sent a shot high into the net over the goalkeeper’s head one minute into the half. Senior Matti Graves made the score 3-0 eight minutes later when she finished what Kate Huyser had started. Graves was in the right place at the right time when Huyser’s shot was deflected by McBride out to Graves, who shot it in from close proximity. Lindsey Hutchings scored next when her shot hit the bottom left of the net with 26:10 remaining. By then, the Big Reds were looking mighty tired, but they kept up the fight. Although their scoring opportunities were almost nil, their junior varsity squad cheered on every good move their upperclassmen counterparts made. The younger Big Reds proved to be great fans. Jordan Diffenderfer lit up the scoreboard next for the Rams, sneaking past the Big Red defense to score with 8:14 left to play. She scored again two minutes later off a cross right in front of the net from Sondra Weaver. On Wednesday, May 6, Rockford traveled to West Ottawa’s (WO) home turf, where a […]

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