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About Squire News

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.

Kent County Sheriff’s Department updates personnel

Sheriff Larry Stelma would like to congratulate the following employees on their accomplishments, retirements and respective promotions. Chief Deputy Tom Hillen has announced his retirement. Captain Bruce Partridge will be assuming the duties of the Chief Deputy. Lt. Jack Medendorp … Continue reading

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Main Street by Roger Allen publisher

  Stimulus I guess we all got our Stimulus check by now. Mine was a lot less than the $billions authorized by Congress. Disappointing. Even so, I was so stimulated, I immediately bought a six-pack of hot dogs and put … Continue reading

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Birthdays – July 25 to July 31

 25th           DariAnne Draugalis, Heidi Stasiukinas, Lucille Vickers  26th            Gabriel Reed, Ashley Rinbelt, Marge Spears, Marie Spendow    27th            Dan Callender 28th            Joe Sharpe 29th            Tammy Hills, Barb Palazzolo, Ron Priebe 30th            Stuart Cavner, Betty Combs 31st            Gail Des … Continue reading

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon – July 23, 2009

  First-time homebuyer credit needs to be clarified Over the past few weeks, we have received a number of calls requesting further information and clarification on the federal government’s first-time homebuyer credit. The confusion relates to the differences between the … Continue reading

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Magic, ice cream part of summer kids’ program

The fourth-grade students at Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) summer program recently took a bike ride on the White Pine Trail. Their reward was ice cream at Trailside Treats in Belmont. The summer program is held at the RPS administration building. … Continue reading

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