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Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 28, 2015 – The second annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Winter Games are quickly approaching. The Winter Games main festival is taking place Feb. 20-22, with some sports starting their competition this weekend Jan. 31-Feb. 1.The Winter Games features 19 different sports and 2,000+ athletes are expected to participate. The […]

Demand for “Buy Local” creates quite a Buzz in Rockford


Beekeeping; one of the oldest professions known to man as depicted in ancient cave drawings, is now becoming very popular among modern man and woman alike. The increasing demand for local honey, Honey bees and the products from the beehive has opened the door for any beekeeper or hobbyist who cares to sell these products […]

Women rescue two puppies from sub-zero weather, potentially deadly outcome


Tuesday, January13, as the temperature dipped below zero, a woman walking her dog near 44th and Division in Wyoming found two puppies huddled in a neighbor’s front yard whimpering. The puppies—a six-month-old and a four-month-old—were extremely skinny, malnourished, and shivering. The four month old was barely conscious, the other extremely lethargic. The woman knocked on […]

Rockford Squire travels to Kenya, East Africa

Mt Longonont in the background

Leland and Marcia Hovingh, Rockford residents travelled to Kenya, East Africa and spent 5 weeks, beginning December 16 to January 18, 2015.  They felt like they were going “home”, after living and working for over 31 years in six different locations in Kenya as missionaries. They enjoyed some wonderful warm and sunny days and have […]

Rockford mayor attends Gov. Snyders speech

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker (right), was joined by special guests Rockford Mayor Jerry Coon and Sandy LeBlanc (not pictured), Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce executive director, for the 2015 State of the State address at the Capitol.

Last week was a “political” week for yours truly. Representative Rob VerHeulen, our representative in the Michigan House’s 74th District, invited me to spend Tuesday night in Lansing at Gov. Snyder’s State of the State speech. I accepted that invitation in my official capacity as the City of Rockford’s Mayor. Most of us have visited […]