Words on Weather & Climate

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Meteorologist Craig James, Squire columnist Storm facts by CRAIG JAMES Here are a few facts about the storm that affected much of the country Dec. 6-11. The barometer reading in Grand Rapids dropped to a record-low reading for the month of December at 28.86”. Some home barometers don’t even register that low. Readings below 29.00” are not uncommon in Great Lakes [...]

Obituaries — December 17, 2009

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Richardson Cindy Richardson, age 58, of Rockford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Cindy grew up at Rockford Baptist Church and accepted Christ as her Savior under the ministry of Pastor Love. After graduation from Rockford High School in 1969, she received her associates degree from Davenport College. For over 30 years, Cindy worked [...]

News Bits — December 17, 2009

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Timbers Inn goes non- smoking January 1 The State of Michigan is following Dean Juth’s move. The owner of Timbers Inn, 6555 Belding Road, has announced the restaurant and bar will go smoke free beginning January 1. “We have always had a nonsmoking dining room and the bar was the smoking room,” said Juth. “Our bookings and reservation for parties have outgrown the [...]

Thefts, dumping plague Service Center

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Despite security cameras and surrounding fencing installed to stop people from dumping garbage items and stealing donated items, the North Kent Service Center, 10075 Northland Drive, continues to use precious dollars and staff time cleaning up. According to John Leale, warehouse manager at the center, 99 percent of the items dumped at the center on the weekends are trash. [...]

New members inducted into Cub Scout Pack 3285

December 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

New members are welcomed into Cub Scout Pack 3285. Pictured are (front, l–r) Zebb VanderKooy, Jackson Smith, Ian Henschell, Daniel TriesenBerg, Ethan Cowelbeck, Ryan McGee, Chief Who-Ha; (back) Brian VanderKooy, David Smith, Kurt Henschell, Elizabeth and Tom Triesenberg, Connie Cowelbeck, and Debby and Pat McGee. “A salute to our troops” was the theme for the night [...]
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