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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.

Raptors earn runner-up trophy at World Series

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Bringing home a World Series second place for the Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team is (front row, l–r) Matt DiLeo, Andy Woodruff, Bobby Wilson, David Sokol, Jon Stewart, Brent Showers, Andrew Searl; (back) Josh Neideck, Ryan Jerrils, Reid Kelley, and Kory Young. The Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team compiled a 9-2 record and finished second at the 13U AAA World [...]

Rockford National competes in District 9 Little League Tournament

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Out of 40 teams in the District 9 Little League Tournament, Rockford National went 4-0 in pool play, qualifying for bracket play—with the top 16 teams remaining in the tournament. In bracket play, Rockford lost to Zeeland 13-1, beat Southern East 10-3, and lost to Southern West 14-4. “These kids [ages 9 to 10] have played great, and have represented Rockford baseball [...]

Rockford Rebels announce Players of the Week

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Ryan Baumann   Connor Jackson Ryan Baumann and Connor Jackson were recently named Players of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending July 19, 2009. Baumann was 4-6 with two triples and three RBI. Jackson was 2-6 hitting, while pitching two strong innings in the Gonzoball Tournament on Sunday, July [...]

Obituaries – July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Merren  Mrs. Ardith J. Merren, age 76, of Cannon Township, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 18, 2009. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 56 years, Jack; their children, Kevin (Debra) Merren, Cherry (Dan) Alexander, Kathy (Glenn) Gorton, Amie Merren and her special friend Jeff [...]

Heydenburg serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Navy Airman James A. Heydenburg, son of June M. Durant of Grand Rapids and Jeffery A. Heydenburg of Rockford, and more than 7, 500 sailors of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group relieved the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50 and launched its first aircraft sorties from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in [...]
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