December 16 2010

Rockford Police, Meijer join forces to help youngsters

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by BETH ALTENA Santa, police and plenty of smiles marked the seventh annual Shop with a Hero event at the Rockford Meijer Sunday, Dec. 12. All on volunteer time, Rockford police, usually with the help of a spouse or family member, enjoyed helping children choose items from a list of necessities and at least one treasured toy of their choice. Santa and Mrs. Claus pose with [...]

Easement legacy a permanent protection for Rogue River

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by BETH ALTENA One family’s dedication to protecting the land and their generous spirit is good news for all in Rockford. The Cok family has preserved 126 acres of property along the Rogue River as a conservation easement through the Land Conservancy of West Michigan—an action that ensures the property will never be developed. Stu Cok was one of the speakers at the [...]

Squire visits Colossal Cane National Park

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  Nick Brouwer of Comstock Park joined his grandparents, Mac and Judy Thomas of Rockford, earlier this year in Arizona. He paused with his copy of The Rockford Squire at a historical marker in Colossal Cane National Park, Tucson, a historical experience. The cave is so large it has never been fully explored. Through the years it has become totally dry so new [...]

Pearce presents tribute to young North Kent Community Services volunteer

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State Rep. Tom Pearce recently presented local resident David Jazwiec a tribute in honor of his volunteer efforts as a North Kent Community Services (NKCS) volunteer. “A great community becomes one through the hard work and devotion of individuals within its limits,” said Pearce, R-Rockford, in the tribute. “These select individuals, such as David, possess the [...]

Order of the Eastern Star initiates Drent

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Rockford Chapter 215, Order of the Eastern Star, had the pleasure of initiating a new member, Peter Drent of Sparta Lodge. Drent’s wife Carol is the Associate Matron of the Chapter. A potluck preceded the event on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2010 at the Rockford Lodge. Chapter members (l–r) James Penrod (Worth Patron), Cathy Backheim (Worthy Matron) and Carol Drent (Associate [...]
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