Hydroponic systems available close to home at Northern Lights Garden Supply

Seeing is believing—Two pumpkin plants started from the same seed at the same time show the difference between a soil-grown plant (on floor) and one grown in a hydroponic system available at Northern Lights Garden Supply.

Going green has never been so easy Northern Lights Garden Supply is ready to grow with Cedar Springs—literally. The one-stop grow shop is located at 141111 White Creek Avenue and is family owned by Jamie Taylor and operated by her husband Jason. The Taylors note that people who live in the area have to drive […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT MEAP results set to be released with new cut scores by DOUG VANDERJAGT District Assessment Coordinator Rockford Freshman Center Principal Within the next few weeks, detailed MEAP results with adjusted cut scores are scheduled to be released to districts as they brace for this highly anticipated event. For years, these results would arrive […]

Hope announces Dean’s List

Hope College, located in Holland, Mich., is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Among those listed are Rockford students: senior Alyssa Brillinger, freshman Sloan Ouellette, junior […]

Squire reporters discover town’s largest burl

Photo by CLIFF HILL

Talk about your bulbous protrusions! by CLIFF AND NANCY On an undisclosed piece of private property within the City of Rockford stands a tree, which is encapsulated by the largest “burl”, we have ever seen. What’s a burl you ask? Wikipedia tells us that a burl is a tree growth in which the grain has […]

OBITUARIES — Charles W. Grover Sr.

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Grover Charles W. Grover Sr., 80, of Tavares, Fla. passed away January 15, 2012. Charlie is survived by his wife, Shirley; sister, Rebecca Cannady (John) of Camilla, Ga.; six children, Chuck Jr. (Janice) of Grand Rapids, Michael (Mary) of Grand Rapids, Susan Wilson (Jim) of Chippewa Lake; stepchildren, Cathie D’Itri (Ken) of California, Leslie North […]