The Big Green Egg took up so much space in the family van that Muffin had to drive home

Randy Joldersma, of Caledonia, was one of the demonstrating grillers. His secret hint is to cook on a slab of Himalayan pink salt. His tilapia fillets were perfectly seasoned without adding any other ingredients.   A couple enjoys a sample of tilapia the Joldersma cooked up. They said it was delicious.   A Grillapalooza visitor […]

Cannon Township identifies condos, multi-family development as needed


Undeveloped Town Square identified as most critical issue   By BETH ALTENA   Cannon Township Planning Commission spent an enlightening evening going over the township’s final version of the Five Year Master Plan which goes before the regular board at the next meeting for approval or changes. According to Paul LeBlanc, township planner, the document […]

Residents hope township will deny sand mining operation


New home owners ‘devastated’   by BETH ALTENA   When Amy Mueller and her family decided to move away from metro Detroit and relocated to a quiet home in the country, they never imagined they might end up with a commercial sand mining operation for the foreseeable future as their near next-door neighbor. The Muellers […]

Police/Fire first responder not the same as professional Emergency Medical Technician


Citizen asks for clarification at Council   By BETH ALTENA   During Rockford’s regular City Council Meeting on Monday, March 9, a resident asked for clarification of the medical training of Rockford combined departments of police and fire. She had suffered a medical condition and went to Rockford City Hall to receive treatment, then was […]

Picture perfect Rockford


A stroll around downtown Rockford is a chance to see plenty of pretty sites, from flowering spring trees, blazing fall foliage and smiling faces of people enjoying their day. This opportunity to take a photo of some of our water wildlife popped up randomly while downtown doing some business. The Squire welcomes reader photos and […]