Beth Altena

Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Squire thanks friends for float Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE The Rockford Squire staff would like to thank those who contributed to their Start of Summer Celebration parade float. Thank you to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for lending the truck, Post Berry Farms for the bushel baskets and crates, Rockford Ace Hardware for the beautiful plants, Pegasus Sports [...]

Treat yourself, help raise for charity on Donut Day

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bostwick Bakery to donate 25 percent of week’s take to Cancer Society by BETH ALTENA It can be argued that any morning can be improved by a cup of coffee and a donut, and from May 28 to June 3, stopping in to Bostwick Bakery for your daily dose of caffeine and sugar will also benefit the fight to find a cure for cancer. Houston Moyer is learning the business at Bostwick [...]

Winning prizes is just dessert at Chamber luncheons

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Networking, education topics of member events by BETH ALTENA Tom Duisterhof of Gordon Water and Molly Schmit of the Wolverine YMCA in Belmont are two of the prize winners during a recent Rockford Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the Rockford Ambulance office on Shaner Avenue. With great food, good company and wonderful networking, winning prizes is just an added bonus [...]

Church to create U-pick pumpkin patch on property

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Community invited to enjoy the gardening by BETH ALTENA MANY HANDS MAKE WORK LIGHT—These hands of the members of North Kent Presbyterian Church look forward to a summer in the sun—or other weather—growing a garden on the church grounds. Got grass? Then you have the makings of a beautiful garden. Area residents are invited to watch—or help—as North Kent [...]

DNR says cougar is kitty or dog

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Greenville bear is legit by BETH ALTENA Cougar or kitty cat? According to DNR Wildlife Specialist John Niewoonder, sightings in Rockford are likely those of housecats. This photo is an image from a Michigan alleged sighting in years past. “There are lots of things in this world to be worried about, being attacked by a cougar is not one of them. You are much more likely [...]
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