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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.

Letters to the Editor – July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Tragedy averted at crosswalk  Dear Editor, I doubt these young teens will read this, but perhaps their parents will. I saw two kids walking south to the corner of Fremont and Division streets. I waited for the traffic light to turn green, and then started to turn. These kids abruptly started walking right in front of my vehicle. They didn’t even look to see if [...]

Classifieds – July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED Receptionist: immediate part-time opening for a front desk position at a busy Rockford law office. 16-20 hours per week. Legal office experience would be a plus. Please send resume to: Attn: Office Manager, Blakeslee, Fry & Scales, 240 Northland Dr., Rockford, MI 49341 or fax resume to “Attn: Office Manager” at (616) 866-3866.      b30 [...]

International musician to play at Grill One Eleven

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

   Dana Cooper will perform in a free concert at Grill One Eleven on Tuesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy of TOHRU NAKAMURA Enjoy the music of internationally known Dana Cooper right here in Rockford on Tuesday, July 28. In a free concert starting at 8 p.m., Cooper will perform at Grill One Eleven, 111 Courtland Street, downtown Rockford. The singer/songwriter has [...]

Armed robber holds up local credit union

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Lake Michigan Credit Union LEAVING WITH THE CASH—A robber Monday took an undisclosed amount of cash after entering Lake Michigan Credit Union wearing a green helmet . The thief was armed with a hand gun, although he did not take it out of his pants during the commission of the federal offense. He left westbound on Ten Mile Road at about 9:06 a.m. The FBI is working with [...]

Sun, fun and sand in store at Score for third Volley for Mitchell

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

SEE YOU THERE—Mitchell Peterson, center, has inspired a town to rally around him. Volley for Mitchell is a third-year fun fundraiser and everyone is invited. Visit to find out more or to sign up. Sun and fun and the new sand courts at the Score Restaurant and Sports Bar, 5301 Northland Drive, is the site of this year’s Volley for [...]
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