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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.

Kaleidoscoops helps celebrate Scouting birthdays

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Enjoying an ice cream treat are (front, l–r) Girl Scouts Laurel Kurkjian and Chelsea Kurkjian, Cub Scouts Sean McLellan and Noah Kurkjian; (back) Mark Wiersum and Laura Lemming. Nothing is better than ice cream to help celebrate a birthday, and Kaleidoscoops on West River Drive offered just that to local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. To honor their organizations’ [...]

Put away bird feeders, garbage cans to keep yearling bears away

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

With mother bears leaving their yearling cubs in preparation for the breeding season, encounters with young bears attracted to backyard food sources are increasing across northern Michigan, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As the young bears leave their mothers, they must look for food on their own for the first time. These young, inexperienced [...]

Rockford High School’s Patrick Kolehouse: an Example in Excellence

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Patrick Kolehouse Many talents and great heart exemplify Patrick Patrick Kolehouse, age 16, is the son of Don and Debie Kolehouse and brother to Rob, Mike and Kristin. When asked to describe Patrick, teachers at Rockford High School call him determined, helpful and showing great initiative. Patrick is motivated and willing to lend a hand, as evidenced by his volunteer [...]

Fish and Wildlife Service seeks proposals for 2009 endangered species grants

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal grant assistance to acquire land or conduct planning for endangered species conservation efforts. For fiscal year 2010, the President’s budget request for the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund includes approximately $100 million in [...]

Hall of Fame Game just beginning for Rosema, Lubs

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roxy Rosema and DJ Lubs, senior team captains for their lacrosse teams at Rockford High School, are looking forward to playing lacrosse in college. Rockford seniors have bright futures planned ahead by MIKE SAMUELS The second annual U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Game, held at Shaw Stadium in Detroit on June 13, signified the end for many of the senior class’ all-stars, [...]
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