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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.

A Message for You – July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Freedom by PASTOR MICHAEL CISLER North Kent Bible Church As we approach our nation’s Independence Day, it causes me to pause and give thanks for the freedom that is available to us. I am thankful for the many who have served and sacrificed in the past to allow that freedom. I am thankful for those who serve and sacrifice today to continue that freedom and to attempt [...]

Annual children’s bike parade set for Fourth of July

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Whether you are a little one itching to decorate your bike in red, white and blue, a parent willing to run along side, or a Rockford resident or guest who loves a parade and patriotism, plan on heading to downtown Rockford on Saturday, July 4, for the third annual Children’s Bike Parade. Festivities kick off with a 1:30 p.m. registration and line-up in the South [...]

Main Street – July 2 2009

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. America’s last king Every Independence Day we wave the flag for our Founding Fathers who led the revolution. This year, in the renewed spirit of fairness, let’s say a few additional words about the guy on the other side, King George III of Britain. Down the centuries, he’s been portrayed as a loony in lace cuffs. Actually, he was [...]

The Tax Attic – July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Who qualifies to receive Social Security benefits? Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent My wife, Deb, looked around our yard the other day and noted that our yard was an example of nature gone wild. The peonies have never had more flowers and those flowers were large and magnificent. All of the varieties of hostas are huge. There were flowers on lilac bushes that haven’t had [...]

Engagement – July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Talaski-Griffin Kate Talaski and Todd Griffin, both from Denver, Colo., will be united in marriage on October 10, 2009.  The bride is a graduate of Rockford High School and Ferris State University. She is the daughter of Mike and Marcia Talaski of Rockford. The groom is a graduate of Shelby High School and Ferris State University. He is the son of Al and Becky Griffin of [...]
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