The City of Rockford joins the City of Grand Rapids and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department in testing their emergency outdoor warning sirens at noon on Friday, April 6. The emergency testing will take place at noon on the first Friday of every month. The City of Rockford will also be testing their city’s individual activation procedure, which will occur after the Grand Rapids and Kent County tests.
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The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.