Beth Altena

Featured Squire employee, Managing Editor

December 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 I was not interested in newspapering as a way to make a living. My parents worked long hours, sometimes my mom was doing layout all night long [...]

Taste of Ric’s anniversary extravaganza this Saturday

December 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Over 30 vendors to offer samples, savings by BETH ALTENA Kids enjoy the Taste of Ric’s events as well as adults. “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 this Saturday, December 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at Ric’s, 6767 Belding Road. The event is [...]

Antlered doe-bucks could be bro-sters

November 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

‘It didn’t have the [male parts] but it had the other parts’ by Beth Altena This deer has female body parts and a six-point rack. It was shot within two miles on the same day as the first “doe-buck” brought in for processing at Barb’s Deer Processing in Rockford. Photo courtesy of WZZM.COM The huge rack on the deer Jerry White shot in Cedar Springs on Monday, [...]

Holiday season begins with music, lights, words of peace

November 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA  Hundreds of people waited on the banks of the Rogue River to hear the Rockford High School brass ensemble and choir and words of peace from local leaders as the City of Rockford officially began the holiday season the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17. The City/Chamber of Commerce event began with an introduction by Chamber Executive Director Brenda Davis, [...]

Facts, music, prayers featured at Veteran’s Day service

November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA  Perfect fall weather graced a service at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 5747 Jupiter Avenue in Plainfield Township, one of many Veteran’s Day services around West Michigan. Speaking on his and his wife’s 50th anniversary, Township Supervisor George Meek, a four-year veteran himself, asked the crowd to remember and thank veterans for their service. He [...]
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