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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.

RPS launches new website, Superintendent’s Blog

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

“Expand use of the website for promotion and communication, including progress of May 2008 bond projects.” This is one of the Rockford Public Schools’ public relations goals outlined in RAMS VII, the district’s strategic planning tool, and district leaders believe this goal has been met with the launch of the district’s new website today. Development of the new [...]

The New Odyssey begins

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Odyssey of the Mind is getting ready for the new school year! Please consider jumping into this creative, problem-solving, confidence-building, team-player-making odyssey. If you are new to the program or just want to hear more, please plan to attend with your student one of these informational meetings. Pick the one that best suits your schedule and student’s age, [...]

Rockford Education Foundation calendars available now

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

  The Rockford Education Foundation Community Events Calendar is available at a school, business or community organization near you right now. Look for student artwork each month and a 10% off coupon for a Rockford Community Education class. Do you want to know when the Rockford Harvest Festival takes place? Are you interested in the dates for conferences, school holiday [...]

Neumen selected to Girls All Tournament Team

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Alyssa Neumen (far left) is selected to the Girls All Tournament Team at the Indian Prairie Lacrosse Showcase in Napersville, Ill. Alyssa Neumen of Rockford was recently selected to the Girls All Tournament Team at the Indian Prairie Lacrosse Showcase in Napersville, Ill. Neumen was one of 11 girls selected from the three divisions, which is comprised of approximately 30 [...]

Rams JV soccer team defeats three in four hours

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Forward Ian Stankus (#22) moves the ball upfield. Photo by BRET DOUD by KURT BECKER  The Rockford junior varsity soccer team traveled to Hastings on Saturday, Aug. 22 to play in the Hastings Invitational. The format of this tournament was to play three games in four hours. The Rams junior varsity team—with new coach Stu Quackenbush, a former Rockford soccer player and [...]
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