Soldier of War of 1812 honored with gravestone

October 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Settler cemetery visible from road   One of Rockford’s—then Laphamville—earliest settlers, Joshua Briggs, rested in an unmarked grave for over 100 years before research determined that his grave must lie in the family plot on the grounds of Myrtle Park Crematorium at 9619 Northland Drive. Briggs was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 16, surrounded by the [...]

Rockford Police earn highest honor from state organization

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, October 12, the entire Rockford Police Department was recognized by the Michigan Crime Prevention Association (MCPA) as the number one department in Michigan for community policing. It is an honor usually reserved for a department’s community policing officers, and in Rockford, that includes every officer on the force. “It may seem like an odd request, [...]

Grand Rapids ArtPrize revisited

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Artist Mia Tavonatti and Squire reporter Nancy Hill stand before “Svetlata,” a stained glass mosaic portrait that was awarded second place in the 2010 ArtPrize competition. photo by CLIFF HILL Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What one person may love, another person may thoroughly dislike. Add 1,713 artists from around the [...]

Rockford swims to another top spot

October 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Rockford women continued their winning streak Thursday night, Oct. 7, out-swimming Grand Haven 182-124 in the Grand Haven pool. The Lady Rams had little competition from the Buccaneers, taking eight out of 12 events with ease. Senior Emily Williams swims the butterfly in the IM. Photo by SHANNON OUELLETTE   The 200 medley relay team of Casey Wolfer, Kennedy Cutler, [...]
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