Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

HISTORIC—Members of the Myers family on hand for the awards ceremony.

This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships […]

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Grannies make a difference, one child at a time

SPECIAL GRANNIES—Millie Anderson (left) and Gisela Leichty (right) share stories of their grandchildren.

Most people over the age of 75 are winding down and enjoying the twilight years of their life, right? Not for a couple of grannies who are in the prime of their life and enjoying every minute of it. Gisela Leichty, 81, and Millie Anderson, 76, are a couple of grannies who are making a […]

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Sen. Jansen, Comcast, volunteers build ramp in Rockford

GOOD WORKS—Making the

First MMAP project completed, providing greater independence for local woman A Kent County woman and her family have greater independence thanks to the Michigan Mobility & Accessibility Partnership (MMAP). A group of dedicated volunteers July 6 constructed a wheelchair-accessible ramp at the home of Lori B. in Rockford, the first of five such scheduled builds […]

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Birthdays – July 11 to 17

11th Ralph Leistner 12th Sue Hone, Jill M. Mackie. Pam Reed, Maxine Smith 13th Alyssa Jerrils, Maureen Mawby, Cindy Schluckebier 14th Chase Richard 15th Mike Baer, Brian Bearinger, Emajean Clawson 16th Sam Grimes, Melanie D. Ragsdale, Arnold Paepke, Lucy Weiss 17th Christopher Moore, Kirsten Rice, Nancy Rodriguez

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Main Street- by Roger Allen publisher – July 9, 2009

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25 Years Ago… It was a trip down memory lane. The class of ’84 opened their time capsule a few days ago. Inside, among other memories, were 10 issues of The Rockford Squire. They dated from the first weeks of publication under that name after I bought the original local paper, the Rockford Register. The […]

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