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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.

Rams boys golf ties in

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford boys varsity golf team competed with Grandville and Hudsonville on Wednesday, April 1, at L.E. Kaufman Golf Course in Wyoming, Mich. The Rockford boys defeated Hudsonville, who scored 173, and tied with Grandville at 167. Rockford’s Sam Gallup was a medalist with a score of 39. Three other top scorers were Eric Conroy with 41, Jake Chaffee 42, and Trent Davison 45. David Keller scored 46, and Steven Mette 47.

Lady Rams lacrosse moves to 4-1

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Monday evening, March 30, the Lady Rams dropped a tough game to Okemos, 13-7. The Rams started strong, scoring the first goal and holding an early 2-1 lead. The girls went back and forth with the Chieftains for most of the first half. Okemos went on a run late in the first half and the Rams could not answer. Andi Raymond, Meagan Emery and Abbey Neerken led the Rams with outstanding play at both ends of the field. It was a tough loss for the Lady Rams, who had three starters out with illness or injury. On Wednesday, April 1, the Rockford girls rebounded against Mattawan, scoring early and often to take a commanding 10-1 lead at the half. The Lady Rams never looked back, earning a 15-7 victory. The Rockford girls kept their composure through an onslaught of rough play from Mattawan, where several yellow cards and one red card were assessed against the Mattawan team. Once again, Raymond led all scorers with five goals and seven assists. Emery added five goals, Michon Moline three, and Neerken two. Goalie Gabby Twiest was especially strong in goal, recording nine saves while playing a behind a defense decimated by injury and illness. Taylor Balch, who moved from attack to defense during the game, and Alyssa Neumen were instrumental in helping defend against Mattawan and their relentless attack. The Lady Rams have a non-league contest at home on April 15 versus Waverly and then move into their conference opener at East Grand Rapids on Friday, April 17.

Secrets of a Sunken Cannon Revisited

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

by RICH GELDHOF The awesome secret answers are part of Bob’s legacy that I preserved near the end of this chapter. Our biggest secret was that we did extensive ley line electromagnetic field investigations from 1-10 miles distant of Cannonsburg, but shrunk it to within a two-mile radius of Cannonsburg.  We felt it was improbable for five men to haul the killer cannon on a rickety carriage out of town, depart, hide or bury it and return to Cannonsburg within one hour.  Remember it “squeaked” when being moved. We also thought “Why would they just haul it out of town and hide the cannon? This cannon killed their friend and they were so grief stricken why wouldn’t they destroy it? Wouldn’t it be logical that someone would find a hidden cannon or smashed cannon? Would they bury it before or after the funeral?  Wouldn’t you think that someone could easily find where it was buried by the disturbed soil? These were valid questions we tried to answer as we consumed buckets of popcorn in Alan Janose’s basement. When we met at Honey Creek Inn to discuss our search, quite often the loud chatter in the restaurant would lessen as if all the other ears were straining to hear what we were discussing. The cannon could have been hidden from view or moved to another distant spot after the funeral. It could have been buried upon the property of the founding fathers that accepted the honorable cannon from LeGrand Cannon. Bob always concentrated his search within one-half mile of Cannonsburg due to departure and arrival of the five men back in 1885. He miscalculated time and distance traveled, too,  hence the first big dig. Over the last two years I’ve asked numerous residents in Cannonsburg and Cannon Township, “Where could those five men have gone to dispose, hide or bury the ancient relic?” The place did exist. I can’t tell you right now who, what, when, where, why and how Bob’s dream and Secrets of a Sunken Cannon ends before challenging you to a duel using billions of brain cells per person. To achieve our dreams we must all learn how to concentrate and focus our brain to realize our dreams.  Our three-pound brain controls over […]

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