March 3 2011

A Message for You

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God is with you in every moment by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, Rockford The ashen remains of our house stood for three months after the fire. Often I had to meet the insurance agent there to further process our claim. It was always difficult to go “home.” Though the shell of the home still stood, the life we had lived within its walls [...]

OBITUARIES

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Roberts Mrs. Bernice “Peggy” Roberts, age 81, of Rockford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Bernice loved and nurtured her two children and also gave love and support to many foster children. She was very independent and enjoyed gardening and sewing. She enjoyed making clothing for her daughter and herself. Bernice loved to sing [...]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Reader defends AmeriCorps Dear Editor, I was born and raised in Rockford, and have grown up with the Squire. I believe it is a great voice for the members of the community. I have been traveling the country for the past few years with AmeriCorps, working on community service projects dealing with many different issues—education, environment, and disaster relief and [...]

Scouts found operation ‘Tools for Teachers’

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When members of Girl Scout Troop 3383 out of Lakes Elementary School learned that teachers in their school were spending an average of $1,500 of their personal money on classroom supplies because of funding shortfalls by the state, the 14-member troop decided to step into action. Operation “Tools for Teachers” provides the opportunity for local and national companies, [...]

Cedar Springs Goodwill open for business

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Goodwill Industries of West Michigan (GIWM) celebrated a grand opening to its newest store and donation center at 3595 17 Mile Road NE in Cedar Springs on Friday, Feb. 18 at 9:00 a.m. The Goodwill at 3595 17 Mile Road in Cedar Springs is now open. “Cedar Springs is a new location for us,” said Goodwill Retail Director James Cherney. “The community has been [...]
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