Roguewood Elementary’s Skylar Berlin: an Example in Excellence

Skylar Berlin

Respectful, responsible student sensitive toward others Skylar Berlin is known at Roguewood Elementary as a confident and resilient student who has a wonderful sense of humor. She is the daughter of Kathy and Joe Berlin. Her teachers describe Skylar as a respectful, responsible and caring student who is honest and sensitive to the feelings of […]

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Classifieds – April 1, 2009

HELP WANTED Looking for team players. Will train. Flexible hours. Write your own paycheck. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford office. (616) 866-4434.      b15 ______________________ Immediate hire. No experience necessary. Spring help. $10-$12 to start. Company take-over has created openings for dependable, energetic people. Several positions available. Delivery, set-up, general help, customer service. No experience, […]

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Family takes next step in independence for those with disabilities

by BETH ALTENA When Beth Sturr contacted the Squire for a story about her daughter, she said she had been planning the article for 18 years. Kailey Sturr, who will be 18 in May, has Angelman Syndrome. The smiling, active girl can do many things-help with laundry, chose her own meals, give hugs. She is […]

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Community EXPO a success with more visitors than ever

THE NEXT STEP-Kailey Sturr, center, is pictured with two of her caregivers, Anissa Olinger and Jennifer Wrobleski, on the couch in "Kailey's House."

They couldn’t give the money away fast enough The lesson for next year: stay longer. As the Rockford Community EXPO 2009 wound down, local celebrity Juliet Dragos couldn’t give the $500 door prizes away fast enough. “Must be present to win” was the key phrase as name after name was called with no takers. At […]

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Second-generation financial company helps residents start over

YOUR FINANCIAL TEAM-Megan Leach, David Muilenberg, Deborah Dalman, Heather Biggs and Jon Pettigrew of Discovery Financial.

With the economy offering challenges to many in West Michigan, Discovery Financial, a second-generation family business, helps residents starting over with new careers and business ventures. Begun by Marvin Muilenberg in 1951, the company is now in the hands of his son, David. Since beginning with the company, David brought in a partner, Jon Pettigrew […]

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