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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.

Ritzenhein win ‘a stunning U.S. record’

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

‘This is a huge shot to prove you don’t have to be East African to be a great distance runner’ For the second time in two weeks Rockford native Dathan Ritzenhein made world news. The runner, who normally shines in marathons or 10Ks, set a new American record in the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday, August 28. Ritzenhein finished the race with a time [...]

Ted Stadium re-dedication Thursday, September 3

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

HISTORIC GAME—fans will se the varsity football players on the new Mondo turf field for the first time Thursday, September 3. If you missed the dedication of the Ted Carlson in 1993, you have another chance. The stadium will be re-dedicated Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. before the varsity football team plays on the new artificial turf field for the first time. [...]

Authors, visitors enjoyed first reading festival in Rockford

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Only Rockford Ambulance was disappointed in the first Reading Rocks in Rockford festival organized by Rockford Rotary. The Ambulance booth, featuring bicycle safety, was too close to the allure of the Fire Department’s big red trucks, so youngsters tended to pass them by. The Rockford Fire Department was busy all day long during the event on Saturday, August 29 from [...]

Superintendent shares progress, problems facing district

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT—Rockford Superintendent spoke before business people on Rockford schools and the education system in Michigan. Football should be played on grass, believes Dr. Michael Shibler, Rockford Public School Superintendent. He also stated that Head Football Coach Ralph Munger believes football should be played on grass. Nonetheless, as the new Mondo [...]

Birthdays – September 5-11, 2009

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

5th Mike Bolthouse 6th Shirley Burtt, Ivan Judson, Kym Steffes 7th Maxine Alber, Faith Clark, Marilyn Neidhart 9th Billie Stout 10th Bernie Danielski, Peggy Fowle, Pearl Roberts,M. TenHave-Champman 11th Tom Fowle, Macie [...]
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