Governor ‘wowed’ by annual Mackinac Bridge walker

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Cliff and Nancy Hill This past Labor Day your reporters represented The Rockford Squire by participating in, for the eighth time in a row, the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge walk. Sally Ruxton of Cheboygan, Mich., displays a Rockford Squire t-shirt given to her by Squire reporters to honor her amazing achievement of completing the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge [...]

Rockford woman creates art from heartache

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

When Melissa Cooper-Prince’s eleven-year marriage suddenly ended last year, she was disillusioned, angry, and heartbroken. “I felt blindsided. I needed an emotional outlet,” so the Rockford mother began painting while her children, Hannah, 9, and Cooper, 4, were visiting their father. Melissa Cooper-Price uses painting as an emotional outlet. She hopes others will [...]

What a wonderful day of Fishing

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

photo by CLIFF HILL   The father and son fishing team of Zehrudin (L) and Edin Mujic (R) of Grand Rapids, MI, show off a monster Rogue River pike. The Squire reporters, Cliff and Nancy Hill had the good fortune to watch this twosome boat three legal sized pike in a 30-minute span Sunday morning, September 12. This lunker was aprox. 36” long and weighed (est.) 12 lbs. [...]

The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosies opens

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Original Rosie’s Diner located on 14 Mile Rd. (M57) in Rockford is getting a new neighbor. The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosie’s Diner is having its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. What began life as Uncle Bob’s Diner in Flint, Mich., is the original 1947-built Jerry O’Mahony dining car. The diner car was moved to Rockford in 1987 and was [...]

Cedar Springs woman dies in Cannonsburg crash

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

On September 8, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Kent County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to a car crash on Cannonsburg Road in Plainfield Township. A 16-year-old Rockford man was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango West on Cannonsburg Road near Chauncey Ave when he collided, head-on, with a 2007 Buick Lucerne driven by 56 year old Jari Morris of Cedar Springs. Morris [...]
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