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Birthday on 1-1-11 a once-in-a-lifetime

by BETH ALTENA  When Darleene Crysler (nee Carlson) was born 64 years ago, the event made the newspapers and netted her father a passel of prizes. She was the first baby born in Montcalm County in the year 1947, six … Continue reading

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Nationally recognized artist shares talent with Community Ed class

Berta featured on NPR’s ‘What Do Ya Know’ by BETH ALTENA   Jerry Berta is well known in Rockford for his dining-car fame, having purchased and operated Rosie’s Diner for years. Now in the hands of owners Randy and Jonelle … Continue reading

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Algoma Township drops D.A.R.E. funding

Program the last in Kent County by BETH ALTENA Rockford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Shibler and Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones can’t understand the reasoning for Algoma Township’s decision to discontinue their $5,000-a-year funding of the D.A.R.E. program, and … Continue reading

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Featured Squire employee, Managing Editor

Beth Altena  I was in high school when my parents purchased the Rockford Register from a group of business people who had combined several local papers to form one big paper and quickly went broke. Nearly immediately I figured out … Continue reading

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Taste of Ric’s anniversary extravaganza this Saturday

Over 30 vendors to offer samples, savings by BETH ALTENA “This is our chance to showcase what we are capable of,” said Ric’s Food Center Store Director David Brickner. He refers to the winter Taste of Ric’s to be held … Continue reading

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