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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Family Fun Day around the corner and along the Cannon trail

Scott Radford (L) and his father Chris (R) invite you to the Family Fun Day.

Poker walk, run, ride offers plenty of prizes The new Cannon Township nature trail offers lovely scenery, chances to watch wildlife, and some great views of a variety of habitats. On Saturday, April 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the trail and Cannon Township Hall will host more than just a beautiful, handicap-accessible setting […]

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Squire takes historic visit to Aberdeen, Scotland

The Squire in Aberdeen, Scotland

The Squire was lucky enough to tag along on a trip to Aberdeen, Scotland in mid-March. Nate Morris, who attends Butler University, and Carla Morris visit Sydney Morris, who attends Alma College. She is currently attending the University of Aberdeen for her semester abroad. Sydney is taking classes at King’s College which was founded in […]

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