Hommingas celebrate 50 years

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Frederick “Tony” and Patricia Homminga of Grand Rapids are celebrating 50 years of marriage with an open house at Townsend Park Pavillion, Rockford, on Saturday, August 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The couple were united in marriage on September 3, 1959, at the Plainfield Township Fire Station Hall. Frederick enlisted in the U.S. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Area groups install computers for Pine Ridge Reservation

JOB WELL DONE—Dave and Dan Davis, Everett Yellow Boy, and Pat Bailey install computer networks at the Allen Community Center.

During the second week of August, a group from Kent County installed 75 computers divided among eight community youth centers on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Home of the Lakota (incorrectly called Sioux) people, most of the reservation is in Shannon County, which is known as the poorest county in the United States. […]

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Fighting Crime

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Lt. Scott Brown, Sector Commander for the Kent County Sheriff Department, updated the Cannon Township Board on Monday, August 24, on his officers efforts to reduce crime in the township. The Board voted to pay for extra patrols this summer for the hours between midnight and 4 a.m. Township Supervisor, Pete MacGregor, said the seasonal […]

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