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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.

Spencers, Squire travel to Dominican Republic

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

 Becky, Doug and Chris Spencer took The Rockford Squire with them on a mission trip to Consuelo, Dominican Republic. There, the Spencers worked with very underprivileged children and made home visits. They plan to continue their support and make future [...]

RPS spends $45.8 million in upgrades

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

 Eleven athletic fields ranging from softball, soccer to football are being constructed for Rockford Public Schools. by MITCH HARVATIN  Rockford residents voted on a nearly 46 million dollar bond proposal back in 2008, and almost a year later, all Rockford Public Schools (RPS) buildings are receiving some kind of upgrade, whether it’s adding on new classrooms, [...]

Birthdays – August 1-7

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

1st            Katharine Laage, Jackie Phillips, Millie Post  2nd            Gail Butterfield, Jackie Cook, Mary Eadie, Andrew Gauss, Vera Paepke  3rd            Sally Waite  4th            Jeff Eckert, Norma Zimmer  5th            Jason Berris, Patricia Frye, Calum Spoelma,Jonathan Stotz, Michell Tidey [...]

Grand Cakes is now open

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

The long-awaited cake bakery is baking up a storm. Grand Cakes, 124 Courtland St., downtown Rockford, offers free coffee every morning, warm scones, soft cookies, chewy brownies, coffee cake, whole or slices of cakes and pies, cupcakes, huge muffins, ice cream cakes, and cheesecakes by the slice, too. The bakery also offers cake pan rentals, cake supplies, and chocolate [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher – July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Roger Allen, publisher. Bonus? I just heard that one of the brokers, to whom we gave millions of dollars, is paying bonuses of $800,000 to some of their employees! Seems like they didn’t need that bail-out money after all. The company made a few billion dollars in the second quarter of the year. By the end of the year, maybe they can lend the U.S. Treasury a few [...]
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