Obituaries—May 7, 2009

Gordon H. Vanderberg

Mr. Gordon H. VanderBerg, age 77, of Belmont passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids, and as a young man Gordon was active in Boy Scouts. After graduating from Union High School in 1950, he began working for Consumers Power Company. Gordon was drafted into […]

Letters to the Editor — May 7, 2009

Dear Editor, As I reflect on the past thirty years here in Rockford, I marvel at the way I and my family have been blessed. Back in 1979, interest rates were high at 18 percent and more. Every store front in town was full. Barb Stein was already here at the same location (Great Northern […]

The Squire goes on vacation

SQUIRE TRAVELS

Rockford’s former Chamber of Commerce director enjoyed a visit from our current director during spring break. Carl (former director) and Karen Shook are pictured with Trent Davis ( son of Rockford Chamber Executive Director Brenda Davis) and the April Fool’s edition of the Squire. The Davis family visited the Shooks at their Venice, Florida home […]

Rockford East Business Association revitalized

REBA (Rockford East Business Association) is revitalized” says Thom Arends of Thom’s Hair Design. “We will meet at 8:00 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at D&W. We invite area businesses to join us.”  New officers are President Char Bouwkamp of D&W, Secretary Kathy Perez of United Bank, and Treasurer Jane House of Comerica […]

Wolverine World Wide to win award

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. will be honored with the Excellence in Lifestyle Branding Award at the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s (AAFA) 31st annual American Image Awards to be held on May 12, 2009 in New York City. Blake W. Krueger, the Company’s CEO and President, will accept the award, which recognizes Wolverine’s success in building […]