30-year blizzard buries city


D.P.S. DIGS OUT IN DAYS-—Jamie Davies, director of the Department of Public Services in Rockford, said some creative handling was needed for the 15 to 17 inches of snow that buried the City of Rockford during heavy winds the evening of Tuesday, February 1 and during Wednesday, February 2. Davies said the City used three outside dump trucks in addition to the City’s own three plow trucks and earth mover to clear Rockford’s roads and parking lots. “We came in about 5 a.m. Friday and plowed all the snow onto Courtland,” he said. Crews spent the morning moving the 1000 yards of snow to the parking lot east of Parkside Elementary. Pictured above is part of the pile of snow on Courtland between Main and Monroe streets with the Corner Bar visible behind. Photo by BETH ALTENA


BURIED IN SNOWBANKS—The Squire staff is thankful to John Venman of Venman’s Landscaping Service who has been plowing the parking lot of the Squire for forever and always does a fantastic job. This year is no exception, and when office manager Kate Sickery made it in to work on 9 a.m. Wednesday morning during the blizzard she found the office parking lot and drive already plowed. Photo by BETH ALTENA

Other Stories from the Squire

Top News…


Event during National Law Enforcement Recognition Week   Rockford North Rockford Middle … [Continue Reading...]

pic from Cindy

  This year’s Relay for Life in Rockford, with the theme of superheroes, had plenty of … [Continue Reading...]

Photo 8

ROCKFORD, Mich., May 5, 2015 – The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) has chosen a program that … [Continue Reading...]


John Bitely of Sable Development talks to the board about his intentions to remove sand from acreage … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

In Other News

Knowing Your Competition   by David Broyles SCORE Counselor   Regardless of … [Continue Reading...]

Downtown Rockford was as busy this sidewalk sale week as in past years, despite a heat index of over … [Continue Reading...]

Rockford resident, writer and photographer John Hogan shared this picture with the Squire. The … [Continue Reading...]

David S. Fry

They wrote the book on cottage law—literally Recently, Attorney David S. Fry opened the … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

Speak Your Mind