‘Bad Dads’ win chili cook-off

Chili Cook-off contestants (l–r) Tom Troyanowski and Bill McDaniel take home three awards, cooking as “The Two Bad Dads.”

On Saturday June 2, the Second Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the American Legion, Wounded Warrior Project and Pets for Vets was held outside the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids. The Chili Cook-off team of “The Two Bad Dads” took home three awards. Bill McDaniel and Tom Troyanowski won “Best Booth,” first place, in traditional […]

Help Wanted – Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

Old Faithful – this beautifully maintained 1952 General Motors locomotive is the work horse of the C&M Railway.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Squire ‘rides the rails’ on historic railway by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL All little boys love trains and some never lose that fascination. One such is Rockford resident Andrew Kersting. Squire readers will recall that Kersting founded the Rogue River Project. Since 2005 Kersting has joined forces with Trout Unlimited and local citizens for annual […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letter prompts more memories, story suggestion Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading Joan La Ban’s letter regarding the Bostwick Lake Inn (BLI), especially the comments on Jim and Sue Bert. If somebody has their biography, it would make excellent reading, especially Sue Bert’s history in the theater. My dad, Frank Elerick, used to stop at the […]

Third Meijer State Games of Michigan better than ever

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The West Michigan Sports Commission reported that the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan, Olympic-style competition held throughout venues in Rockford, Sparta and the greater Grand Rapids area, was better than ever and a huge success. Sports in the 2012 event included archery held here in Rockford at the Rockford Freshman Center Saturday and […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

photo by TOM SCOTT

FYI: playing possum We all know possums pretend to be dead to avoid being eaten by bigger animals. Farm folks know that if you lay a chicken on the ground and draw a line in the dirt away from its beak, it will lie there for a while. There has been scientific study of this […]