Lynn Blakeslee and friends took their local paper on a recent trip up Mt. Washington on the Appalachia Trail. “We spent four days hiking and three nights staying in huts on the trail,” she said. “When we reached the high point we discovered we both had prepared for the same idea of checking out what was going on at home in the weekly edition of the Squire!” Pictured is Lynn with friends Ken and Mary.
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.