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 [...]

OLC preschoolers learn about Michigan

October 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

The four-year-old preschool class at Our Lady of Consolation School in Rockford is visited by the seventh-grade students to share information regarding Constitution Day. The seventh-graders taught the preschoolers that Michigan is one of the 50 states in the United States. They discussed rules they need to follow and authority. The event concluded with the Pledge of [...]
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