June 28 2012

‘Bad Dads’ win chili cook-off

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Help Wanted – Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

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Squire ‘rides the rails’ on historic railway by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Old Faithful – this beautifully maintained 1952 General Motors locomotive is the work horse of the C&M Railway. Photo by CLIFF 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 [...]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 BLI for a beer after work, [...]

Third Meijer State Games of Michigan better than ever

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Photo by TOM SCOTT 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

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

FYI: playing possum Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” 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 phenomenon, known as tonic [...]
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