Elderly woman killed in crash

FATAL CRASH-—This SUV struck a Buick

by JUDY REED Margaret and Jerry Yakes were sitting in their family room about 7 p.m. June 3, when they heard an explosion, and then another. It was followed by sirens. What the Yakes heard was the crash at the corner of  Tefft and 13 Mile Road, in Courtland Township, that killed 87-year-old Pauline Squires, […]

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Birthday Donation to Locks of Love

Kamryn Roney before.

Kamryn Roney recently turned 6 and for her birthday decided to cut her hair and donate it to Locks of Love. Kamryn just completed kindergarten at Valley View. She had her hair cut by Kara at Xscape in Rockford.

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Squire on Spring break

Nick Brouwer.

Nick Brouwer of Comstock Park took advantage of Spring Break to fly to Tucson, Arizona and travel home with his grandparents Mac and Judy Thomas of Rockford. He was found taking a rest to read the Squire after a hike in the Florida Mountains, Rockhound State Park, Demming, New Mexico.

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In Your Own Backyard – June 11, 2009

Forest tent caterpillar outbreak heavy this year Michigan is experiencing a heavy outbreak of forest tent caterpillars (FTC) this year, particularly in areas around Gaylord, Cadillac, Traverse City and Petoskey in the northern Lower Peninsula, according to the Department of Natural Resources, (DNR). Widespread outbreaks of FTC occur at intervals of 10 to 15 years. […]

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Latest technology on tour at treatment plant open house

THE NEW WAY—In older treatment plants, wastewater sits for a long time so solid parts sink. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria and another chemical removes chlorine. In the new North Kent Sewer Authority treatment plant, ultraviolet lights are used to mutate bacteria so it cannot reproduce. See how the process works at an open house on Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at 4775 Coit NE, Grand Rapids.

It was nearly a decade in coming and is one of only a few of its kind in the United States. Residents of the City of Rockford and townships of Alpine, Cannon, Courtland and Plainfield have a vested interest in the North Kent Sewer Authority treatment plant at 4775 Coit NE, Grand Rapids. On Friday, […]

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