Squire intern shares semester of experinces

by ANA OLVERA It is no strange fact that newspapers are indeed suffering in this economy. National newspapers are cutting down on circulation and some have even gone completely online. Some might become discouraged by the turn of events in the world of journalism, but I, on the other hand, embraced these new challenges. Last […]

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Kellermeier named to Dean’s List at Ferris

Craig Kellermeier of Rockford was named to the Dean’s List at Ferris State University (FSU) College of Engineering Technology for the first semester of 2009-2010 school year. To be eligible for the Dean’s List at FSU, a student must carry 12 credits and achieve a 3.50 grade-point average or better. Kellermeier is majoring in HVAC […]

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School Beat — February 4, 2010

How important is play and recess for your student? by MICHAEL J. HIBBELN Principal, Roguewood Elementary School With increased pressure from the federal and state government to improve achievement, increase test scores, and cover an increasingly demanding curriculum, we should never lose sight of the importance of play and recess for our children. Our playgrounds […]

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Gas station blaze brings response from three departments

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Fire trucks and personnel from three fire departments responded to a blaze at an American Gas and Oil structure fire on Division Avenue in Sparta on Thursday, January 28 at around 3 p.m. The Sparta Fire Department was first on the scene and called for backup of trucks and firefighters after fire was discovered in […]

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Lady Rams secure two more OK Red victories

The Rams have a big week in conference play, hosting East Kentwood Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. and then a road game against OK Red conference leader West Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 5. Each game now becomes increasingly significant as the race for the OK Red championship begins to take shape.

Who wants to rebound, block out, play tough defense, hit the open Ram with a pass, dive for a loose ball, or share the ball? These are items that won’t show up in the box score, but are essential to winning a basketball game. Midseason OK Red competition continues, and the Rams continued to weave […]

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