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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.

Governor Granholm walks with favorite hometown paper

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

This past weekend the Squire traveled to Mackinac City, Michigan to participate in the 52nd annual Labor Day Big Mac Bridge Walk. Just after the 7 a.m. start of the walk, Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill hooked up with avid Squire reader Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Ever gracious and not missing a step, the “Guv” accepted a copy of a Squire featuring [...]

Scrapbook view of the many faces of law enforcement

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

REFLECTIONS—Carol Meyer’s scrapbooks contain “inside” views of ‘troopers’ lives on the street, in their off-hours and having fun. Rockford trooper’s work collected in memories Your family photo album likely contains happy pictures of a youngster eating spaghetti for the first time, the school field day, a series of birthdays. For Rockford Michgian State [...]

Student earns full-ride arts scholarship

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

CREATIVE—North Rockford Middle School student Riana Hain-Gachiri, 13, is selected as a young artist to display artwork in the “Experience Blue Lake” celebration at the University of Michigan next summer. ‘If you really want to accomplish something, you can do it’ Riana Hain-Gachiri, 13, may have a future in the world of art. The student who began her second year [...]

Service Center thanks Rockford Rotary for donations

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sweetheart Splash, art event benefit local families in need Sandy Waite, director of the North Kent Service Center, recently visited Rockford Rotary Club to thank the service organization for generous donations made over the years. She said need requested from the center is at an all-time high and each donation helps a local family that is in financial difficulties. “In [...]

Birthdays – September 5-11

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

12th Joyce Blakeslee, Chad English, Glenn Knox, Al Pedley 13th Florence Cooley, Aunt Barbara Gardiner, Matt Palmer, Sandy Wybranowski 14th Goldie Ellenwood, Uncle Joe Gardiner, Lindsey Ray 15th Wendy Harr, Bonnie Hyder 16th Joyce Bolthouse, Sheryl Deyoung, Wilma Ingham, Colin Kalemba, Allyson Meester 17th Kellie M. Mackie 18th Nate Brown, Gil Clark, Jaden [...]
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