Being widowed a difficult transition

Rockford Lions Club President Chad Jackson gives a Rockford Lions mug to Joy Petroelje of Widowed Persons Services.

Executive Director Joy Petroelje of Widowed Persons Service (WPS) was a recent guest speaker for the Rockford Lions Club to get the word out about her organization. WPS was established in the Grand Rapids area in 1978 and is one of a few support organizations for widowed persons in the country. Their service model of […]

New Rockford resident shares health expertise in book

Dr. Linda Solomon brings whole food nutrition expertise to Rockford.

When a certain Hollywood action actor found himself threatened with the prospect of having his career brought to an abrupt end if he didn’t get off some excess weight, he knew exactly who to call. He sent for Dr. Linda Solomon and her husband, “Dr. Marvin.” Together, they had worked with celebrities in and out […]

CLASSIFIEDS — May 17, 2012

HELP WANTED The AmericInn of Greenville is seeking a part-time Maintenance Technician. Candidate must have strong skills in plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical and lawn care. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. and be undeterred by heights. Basic skills preferred in computer operation (Outlook, Word, Excel). Must be able to work weekends and […]

Kent County Sheriff’s Office seeking volunteers


The Kent County Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocate Program is a group-dedicated men and women who assist law enforcement officers when tragic events occur. These volunteer advocates provide support and comfort to families when traumatic news is given. They respond to fatal traffic accidents, homicides, suicides and other traumatic deaths. They fill a vital role by […]

Readers wear Relay shirts in vacation photo

Jeanine and Greg Beasley brought their local newspaper along on their visit to Germany and snapped this shot to share with Squire readers. The couple each wear their Relay for Life t-shirts as a reminder that the annual event is coming right up in May. The Beasleys are part of the Our Lady of Consolation team "Roamin' Catholics"—a very appropriate name as the two were roaming Europe!