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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.

Calvin College announces graduates

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

Approximately 930 students participated in Calvin College’s 2009 spring commencement ceremony, which was held for the first time in the new Van Noord Arena, Grand Rapids, at the end of May. Among the graduates was Sadie Szuminski, daughter of Thomas and Patti Szuminski of Belmont, and graduate of Rockford High School (RHS). Szuminski majored in language arts. Denise [...]

Weddings – August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

Gillen-Koch Jennifer Koch and Joseph Gillen were united in marriage at Wesley United Methodist Church on May 9, 2009. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Sue Koch of Rockford. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois and is currently employed by Carle Clinic. The groom is the son of Phil and Sue Gillen of Lincoln, Ill. He is also a 2008 graduate of the [...]

Squire employee takes work on vacation

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

 The Rockford Squire’s sales/production manager, Melanie Ragsdale, took a recent issue of the Squire on vacation to Reelfoot Lake, Tenn., along with her husband Will and father-in-law Jim. The Ragsdales traveled to Tennessee in June for their yearly family reunion, enjoying southern-style cooking, rustic cabins and a visit to Hillbilly Junction for souvenirs. This was [...]

RHS sophomore writes for Squire

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Mitch Harvatin, who will be going into the 10th grade at Rockford High School, is the newest intern reporter for The Rockford Squire, answering the phones and taking some notes on a news tip. Hello, my name is Mitch Harvatin, the newest intern reporter for The Rockford Squire. I will be a sophomore at Rockford High School this fall. I have lived in Rockford for nearly [...]

Dog Daze fundraiser coming to Hope Community Church

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

Bless your pet—literally. A Blessings of the Pets will be part of a day’s fundraising and fun at Hope Community Church to raise money for a new parking lot. On Saturday, September 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. stop by with your pet (leashed, socialble, up to date on shots and accompanied by an adult). Along with the Blessing of the Pets will be ear cleaning and nail [...]
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