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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.

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Pictured (left to right); Mary, Rod, Neil and Clarence Blakeslee. This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of [...]

Go green!

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

by BOB SIEGEL Principal, Valley View Elementary Being a Michigan State University (MSU) alumni and HUGE fan of the Spartans, when I first heard the phrase, “GO GREEN!” I instinctively shouted out loud, “GO WHITE!” (Green and White are MSU’s school colors—in case you missed the NCAA basketball tournament.) This past fall, Valley View Elementary School, along [...]

Rockford students awarded GVSU scholarships

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jason Baniukaitis Mackenzie Osbeck Jason Baniukaitis and Mackenzie Osbeck, both of Rockford, have each been named recipients of a Faculty Scholarship to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Baniukaitis is the son of Mary and Ed Baniukaitis. Osbeck is the son of Tim and Jill Osbeck.   To be considered for a Faculty Scholarship, the recipient must have a 3.6 high school [...]

Engagements – July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Whaley-Ingraham In the fine company of close friends and endeared family, Wendy Whaley, a 2007 graduate of Forest Hills Eastern, and Will Ingraham, a 2005 graduate of Rockford, shall commit their lives together before Almighty God in marriage. The couple will be married on August 8, 2009, and will reside in Grand Rapids. Terry and Ellen Whaley of Ada and beloved sister [...]

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

NEW TRAILS PROPOSED—Cannon Township Board members (l–r) Trustee Dick Davies, Trustee Deb Diepenhorst, Clerk Bonnie Blackledge, Supervisor Peter MacGregor, Trustee Rob McBrien and Trustee Steve Grimm decide to hear more about the proposed non-motorized sidewalks/trails. Meeting set August 6 for more information by MITCH HARVATIN Cannon Township officials decided [...]
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