Local girl competes for Miss Pre-Teen Grand Rapids/Lansing title

Miss-Teen

Rachael Nemic of Rockford was recently selected to participate in Nationals’ 2010 Miss Pre-Teen Grand Rapids/Lansing pageant competition that will take place on May 15, 2010. Rachael learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition as Nationals, Inc. announced their selections on Monday afternoon. Rachael submitted an application and took part in an interview session […]

Voter registration deadline nears for May 4 election

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reminds residents that Monday, April 5 is the last day to register to vote for the May 4 election. “You can register to vote by stopping by your Secretary of State branch office or your local clerk’s office,” said Land, the state’s chief election officer. “It’s fast and easy. […]

Sen. Jansen introduces retirement reforms for state employees

Legislation designed to save the state money by encouraging eligible state employees to retire was introduced in the Michigan Senate recently, said sponsor Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township. “This is a reform measure that we must consider during such challenging financial times,” said Jansen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “The state is […]

Man arrested for illegal circumcisions

Heugel-Thomas

On March 2, 2010, Thomas Alan Heugel, age 56, of Sparta was arrested and charged with Health Profession-Unauthorized Practice and Occupational Code-Performance Occupation Without a License. Heugel was performing circumcisions on adult male subjects, as well massages and body piercing. He portrayed himself as a medical doctor to his patients and performed these procedures at […]

The Squire visits Africa

  ALL THE WAY-The Bowman family took a copy of their hometown paper along as they went to Africa to help with a hospital built with inspiration by Dave Bowman (left) and, according to him, plenty of miracles. The Bowmans and their children continue to look for ways to improve the lives of their family […]