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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The Tax Attic – July 9, 2009

Cash for Clunkers Our Congress is at it again. Passing laws and printing money seem to be their specialty these days. This particular program only has a one billion price tag, so it’s kind of small potatoes, but it’s still one BILLION dollars. I’m talking about the bill recently passed by both the House and […]

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