Rockford Raptors tournament champions

The undefeated Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team of (front, l–r) Matt DiLeo, David Sokol, Bobby Wilson, Jon Stewart, Kory Young, Brent Showers; (back) Andy Woodruff, Reid Kelley, Josh Neideck, Ryan Jerrils and Andrew Searl bring home the Diamond Classic tournament trophy from Battle Creek.

The Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team went undefeated in winning the USSSA-sanctioned Diamond Classic tournament held May 30-31 at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. The Raptors completed the tournament with a perfect record. In pool play, the Raptors exhibited a balanced hitting attack in victories over Grand Rapids Diamonds West and Kalamazoo Around-The-Horn Stampede. The […]

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Sunny weather, plenty of fun at Classic Car Show

THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE—James Razmus, Lake Bella Vista resident, took third place with this 1933 Plymouth he’s had about six years.

Visitors to the second annual Cannon Area Business Association Classic Car Show weren’t disappointed. Sunny skies, music with a DJ and lots of cool old cars made the event worthy of an afternoon’s attendance. Organizer Ted Trocke, who owns Bella Vista Auto Service, said hundreds of people showed up to admire the cars, eat at […]

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Classifieds – June 11, 2009

HELP WANTED CAREER MOVE: Looking for someone who wants to do more than just a sales job. Join the excitement of working for a local weekly hometown newspaper in northern Kent County. Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Need someone who is creative and organized to join our eight-person company team. Commission means you make […]

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Rockford asked for soldier care package items

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Drive to be held in D&W parking lot Sunday, June 14 Rockford residents are asked to help make the days of soldiers serving our country a little more comfortable.   America’s Transportation Resources (ATR) and its employees will be sponsoring a “Project Soldier Package Drive” to collect items much needed by our soldiers in active […]

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Local Bald Eagles

Eagle tending babies.

  Rockford photographer Michelle Wise captured this beautiful image of the local eagles we have been showing to readers the past several weeks. It is amazing for Squire staff to see how quickly the two babies have been growing.

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