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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.

Bike tour rolls into Rockford this Thursday

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

STOP AND SAY HI—To your former teacher. Or to 600 bike riders who will roll into Rockford on the last leg of a seven-day ride. Bonnie Lindke, Rockford teacher for 34 years (right) will be among riders. They will have seen 335 miles of beautiful Michigan scenery by the time their seven day son the road are done. On Thursday, July 16, an approximated 600 bike riders will [...]

Maghielse after hours a tour and a mystery

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

DOWNTOWN-Steve and Denise Maghielse invited the business community to the offices of Maghielse & Company on Monday, July 13 for a Chamber After Hours event.   AND THE MYSTERY—What is this thing? It was in the basement of the building at 117 Courtland, which used to be a barber shop. Patented 1918, this is labeled a press, but the Magielses would love readers to [...]

Campout combines fun, community

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

PATRIOTIC—Members of the Webelo den, (l–r) Michael Fox, Jim Woodard and Jason Andrus, prepare a flag for retirement.   B-R-R—Enjoying their initiation into the Polar Cub Club are (front, l–r) Sean McLellan, Gavin Woodard; (middle) Jake Carlson, Jimmy Helm, David Fetterman, Nate Triesenburg; (back) Bill Helm and Matt Fetterman. Crestwood’s Cub Scout Pack [...]

Letters – July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Facts, figures not reported Dear Editor, I am in full agreement with Neil Blakeslee’s letter a couple weeks back in which he chastised local media for not keeping citizenry properly informed. Sorry to do this, but I have to also add to the criticism. When are we residents going to see some news that is important to us as taxpayers? The City recently passed a [...]

Rockford lawmaker selected ’09 Henry Toll Fellow

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Pearce eligible to attend national leadership conference State Rep. Tom Pearce is one of 40 state leaders from across the nation selected for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program on Sept. 12-17, sponsored by the Council of State Governments. The annual week-long seminar helps develop leaders from all three branches of state government by offering programs focusing on [...]
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