Rockford court case argued in Appeals

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Above, the about-to-be completed Kent County 63rd District Courthouse located at the southeast corner of the East Beltline and Knapp St. is scheduled to be opened November 9, 2009. by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This past Tuesday, October 6, found Rockford officials in Lansing in a Michigan Court of Appeals courtroom. Rockford was there to appeal a Circuit Court decision that [...]

Jerusalem-bound pilgrims walk through Rockford

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

       JOURNEY—Petra Wolf and Mike Metras pass through Rockford on their walk to Jerusalem. by RICK ZECK Have you heard the expression: “We need to stop and smell the roses,” which refers to our crazy fast-paced lifestyle and how we sometimes miss the small things in life? Monday, September 21, without any fanfare, a very curious couple walked through Rockford. [...]

Millage renewal ‘crucial’

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

State proposal to cut per-pupil funding would be ‘catastrophic’ Two issues relating to school funding are coming up. One is the renewal of the 18 mills non-homestead property millage renewal on the November 3 general election ballot. The second is a state proposal, currently voted down by legislators, to cut $218 per student funding to school districts across the [...]

The hunt is over

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sorry treasure hunters, clever clue-follower Joe Longo put together the pieces and discovered the Cannon Coin. Watch next week’s Squire for the whole [...]

Feed America West Michigan Food Bank receives donations

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

The “gang” from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is making regular appearances at Rockford’s ever-popular Saturday Farm Market, seeking donations of fresh and healthy Michigan fruits, vegetables and baked goods from market goers and vendors. This Saturday they ended up with a pickup truck full (approx. 500 lbs.) of the very best the market has to offer. The [...]
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