Lady Rams defeat Panthers by six

December 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

The varsity basketball Lady Rams’ Kimberly Weston (#3) gets a shot off to the basket while guarded by West Ottawa’s Ingrid Gallegos (#2) and Stacy Chandonnet (#42). The December 18 home game was close through all four quarters, but Rockford played their best in the final minutes and were able to over come the Panthers by a score of 49-43. The Lady Rams next play [...]

Rockford Riptide finishes strong at Winter Washout, Zeeland tri-meet

December 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kara Vandawater places in the top three in her event. Photo by ANNE HARRINGTON Riptide Coach Mike Cutler said there were a number of strong swims at both meets, but the overall effort of the team is what mattered most. “We had a number of great swims and personal best swims, but the team spirit is what sets this year’s Riptide team apart,” Cutler said. “Even tough [...]

Words on Weather & Climate—December 23, 2009

December 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist Is weather more severe?  by CRAIG JAMES  Before I get to the main topic of this article, I’d like to point out what an amazing and severe turn to winter there has been across Canada and the United States this month. For the seven-day period of Sunday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 12, there were 815 new snowfall records, [...]

Forty years after service, Vietnam veteran fights again for his life

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Today Thomas is fighting cancer he believes was caused by his exposure to Agent Orange. Forty years after his tour in Vietnam, he still has the photo of the kids he coached before he entered the service. In Vietnam he kept the photo with him to remind him what life was like back home. “I fought for my life then. I’m fighting for my life now,” said Rockford resident [...]

Brandon Boelema joins Rockford Police

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Brandon Boelema joined the Rockford Police Department December 1. “There aren’t many jobs were you have to wear a bulletproof vest everyday,” said Brandon Boelema. He believes those in law enforcement choose that career because they love it. Monday, December 1, was Boelema’s first day as officer with the Rockford Police Department. Boelema is a 2003 graduate of [...]
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