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Family takes next step in independence for those with disabilities

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA THE NEXT STEP-Kailey Sturr, center, is pictured with two of her caregivers, Anissa Olinger and Jennifer Wrobleski, on the couch in "Kailey's House." When Beth Sturr contacted the Squire for a story about her daughter, she said she had been planning the article for 18 years. Kailey Sturr, who will be 18 in May, has Angelman Syndrome. The [...]

Enjoy the benefits of volunteering for your community

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

VSU volunteer Jim Herdegen. The same holds true for any organization.  The Rockford community has a jewel in its volunteer police officers.  Situated in the heart of downtown Rockford, the Rockford Police Department Volunteer Service Unit (VSU) officers patrol our charming community searching for parking violations, sidewalks in disrepair or in need of shoveling, as [...]

Tradition continues at family business

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Byrne Electric St. Patrick's Day breakfast/party. Thirty nine years ago, to celebrate their Irish Heritage, Norm and Rosemary Byrne of Byrne Electric decided to do something nice for their employees on St. Patrick’s Day. They invited all of their employees for breakfast at their home. “They set it up in their basement. Everyone was invited,” said [...]

Residents warned of township employee impersonator

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Within the past three weeks, two different residents of Plainfield Township were contacted by individuals claiming to be working for the “Water Department.” In both instances the Kent County Sheriff’s Office believes they were attempting to impersonate a water department employee in an attempt to enter the residence with criminal intent.  One resident [...]

Annual cake auction raised funds for Girl Scouts

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Judge Aunt Candy Lancioni chooses her favorites in the Girl Scout spirit category. From castles to snowmen, volcanoes to teddy bears, dads, uncles, grandpas and their favorite Girl Scout arrived with their entries for the third annual Father/Daughter Cake Bake held at Our Lady of Consolation on March 14.  Twenty-seven cakes were entered in this year’s auction and [...]
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