Chandler Woods Charter Academy Inducts Students into National Junior Honor Society


Chandler Woods Charter Academy inducted its first group of students into the school’s newly created National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Chandler Woods honored 20 students for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to their education at a ceremony with family and friends. Each student received a medal for their induction. To become an NJHS member, […]

What is the power of the written word?

The written word is something newspapers should care about, and we do. It is nice to know that other people also value the messages that come out of the writing of people within our community. The Squire received a call Monday, April 20 from Stella, whose friend Lois, 94, has been missing an article she […]

Local teams celebrate National Robotics Week

Robotics 1 - KDL

Visitors to the Kent District Library’s (KDL) Plainfield location were treated to a robotics demonstration in celebration of National Robotics Week 2015 on April 7.   Members of the First Lego League (FLL) Tornado Chasers were joined by their high school mentors, That ONE Team, to promote robotics awareness in our community. Each year Robotics Week […]

Designated trout stream fishing licenses no longer required

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers of changes in pricing for fishing licenses. There is no longer a separate charge for certain types of fishing. Following is an outline of the new structure.   Michigan’s fishing licenses changed in 2014. The new structure creates a simpler, more fair and efficient license-buying process. The […]

ZOOBILEE STRIVES TO GET KIDS OUTDOORS! John Ball Zoo hosts annual Spring Break event


(Grand Rapids, MI)   ZOOBILEE, John Ball Zoo’s celebration of spring break is usually John Ball Zoo’s first chance of the season to show off.   The foliage is just starting to green up, the animals seem interested in the flurry of activity around them and the Zoo offers up something a little extra to make the […]