Administrator speaks on DDA longevity

Kent County Administrator Daryl Delabbio said he thought the Squire’s article last week on DDAs did not make clear that DDAs can last forever if not allowed to expire. He offered this comment for clarification for our readers. In effect, DDAs can last “forever” if the city, township, or village extends them by amending their […]

Local residents serve Lord in Steeler country

HARD WORKERS—Members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (front, l–r) Andrew Elenbaas, Andee Petersen, Elyse Sholtis, Angela Barnes, Anna Ruark; (middle) Carrie Kiaunis, Eric Chisholm, Aaron Elenbaas, Gabe Westveld, Kyle Chaney; (back) Sue Elenbaas, Pastor Mark Love, Deb Petersen, Patti Chaney and Eric Simonton selflessly spent a week in Beaver Falls, Penn., to help the struggling community.

As the summer is winding down, a group of high school students from Rockford and Cedar Springs chose a selfless way to spend one week of it. The group of nine students and five adults from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church went on a mission trip to a once booming steel town called Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. […]

Food, Family, Fun – August 27, 2009

CREATIVITY—Noel Skiba painting during a past Art in the Park. Many artists create art during the day while visitors watch.

Art is more than paint and canvas Rockford Art in the Park a multi-media event Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 12, the first Saturday after Labor Day, and be sure to visit Garden Club Park by the dam in downtown Rockford. The juried art show—which includes no crafts—is a fine arts exhibition. For over […]

Cyclists flees, crashes into police car

A Rockford man will face charges after failing to stop for Michigan State Police officers, fleeing and then crashing into the back of a Michigan State Police cruiser. Rockford Post Commander Lt. Chris McIntire said the driver of a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle, with a passenger, was northbound on US-131 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, August 23 […]

Biggest Ram fan wanted

You wouldn’t miss a game? Why not share your excitement of our great Ram football players by partnering with the Squire newspaper? We are looking for a loyal fan to write stories of the games and send them to us. Photographs are also needed every week, and the same person could do this or bring […]