River Valley Auto assists Rockford Lions

SET IT DOWN RIGHT THERE BOYS!—Mike Bouwkamp assists in positioning a shed for use by the Market Master during Rockford’s Farm Market.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL In future weeks, visitors to the Rockford Farm Market will find a Rockford Lions donated shed smack dab in the center of the popular Saturday morning marketplace. The shed will serve as headquarters for the Market Master as he oversees the Market’s vendors and morning’s activities. Head Market Master Bob […]

One for me and one for the “Mrs.”

bluebird

Pictured is a male bluebird with a mouth full of mealworms.  Squire reporters, Cliff and Nancy Hill, regularly treat a nesting pair of bluebirds to daily offerings of mealworms.  For readers who also have nesting bluebirds, this delicacy is available locally at nominal cost at Mrs. O’s Bait and Tackle Store in downtown Rockford.  

Spring cleaning not just for the home

“STANDING TALL”— Pictured is Gerry Pike, soon to be 99 years old, standing next to a pile of Kent County Adopt-A-Road pick-up bags containing trash collected by friends along Gerry’s adopted stretch of road. Thanks, Gerry!

  By CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Do you have a stretch of county road that leads to the front door of your home, business, or community?  Is it littered with a winter’s accumulation of road trash that harms the environment and diminishes the curb appeal of your property?  The Kent County Road Commission has an […]

Curbside Service

pictured on left is Rockford resident Sherrie Coke buying pieces of Rockford history.

Coke was driving in town last Saturday morning when she spotted signs promoting the REF’s “TipToe through the Ted” sod sale. She hurried on over to the high school and purchased six rolls of sod and returned home to place them in her yard. The football turf looked so great she quickly returned to the […]

Bagging a bird

Ken Chettelburg and is father Bob.

  The 2009 Michigan spring turkey hunt is underway April 20 – May 31. Hunts last from 7 to 42 days, depending on the hunt unit.  According to the DNR, there are 48,138 square miles of Michigan open to spring turkey hunting. Pictured at right is Rockford resident Ken Chettleburg who bagged this 25 lb. […]