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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.

SQUIRE VACATION-And now for the rest of the story….

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sure, we could have taken a picture on the Maine lobster fishing boat the Vagabond with Captain John and his son Charlie. We could have taken a breathtaking shot from the top of a mountain with the Atlantic Ocean glimmering in the background. Instead I offer this photo of the Altena family vacation in Maine this past month to remind readers of how vacations also are. In [...]

Fall turkey application on sale now through Aug. 1

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale now through August 1, 2009. A total of 59,050 licenses are available through a lottery for the units open to hunting-12,350 general licenses that may be used on public or private land and 46,700 licenses for private land only. Twelve wild turkey [...]

Rockford volunteers attend Citizen’s Police Academy

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Volunteer Services Unit (VSU) members recently attended the first Citizen’s Police Academy held at the MSP Training Academy in Lansing on June 26 and 27, 2009. The event was held for all Michigan Citizen Corps volunteers and included sessions on evidence collection and crime scene containment, crash reconstruction, traffic control, witness recognition and [...]

What is kennel cough?

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sam Hyer by SAM HYER Kennel cough is also called canine cough, bordetellosis and infectious tracheobronchitisis. Kennel cough in dogs will stimulate a coarse, dry, hacking cough about three to seven days after the dog is initially infected. It sounds as if the dog needs to “clear its throat” and the cough will be triggered by any extra activity or exercise. [...]

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

AN HONOR—Relatives of Otto Krause receive their award. 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 Rockford and [...]
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