Injured Marine and veterans honored at Ultimate Sport Show

Flag-bearing military honor guards, representing each of the Armed Services, enter DeVos Place.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Thursday evening was Veterans Night at the opening of this year’s Ultimate Sport Show at DeVos Place. The Rockford Squire was there to specifically cover a very special ceremony honoring surviving veterans who had served their country in times of war and peace since WWII. We were especially pleased […]

Purple Heart recipients to be honored at Ultimate Sport Show

Rockford resident Sherrie Coke proudly displays her creation ”Freedom,” an American flag composed of hundreds of Michigan veterans’ thumbprints.

Honor Guard to carry flag made by Rockford woman by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL An annual harbinger of spring returns to DeVos Place this Thursday through Sunday, March 17-20. The Showspan-produced Ultimate Sport Show is eagerly awaited every year at this time by winter weary West Michiganders. Michigan sportsmen never miss this show and readers […]

Harbinger of spring visits DeVos Place

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Sixty-five years and counting, Michigan’s oldest sport show played out to record crowds this past weekend at the Showspan Inc.-produced Ultimate Sport Show at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. From new boats and accessories to fishing tackle and hunting gear, along with representatives from sporting goods suppliers, there was something […]