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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.

Public invited to free outdoor concerts

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Weezil Malone Band starts the Huntington Rogue River Blues Series for the summer. The band performed in downtown Rockford on Tuesday, June 9. Photo by TOM SCOTT   The City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission invite the Rockford community to the Huntington Rogue River Blues Series every Tuesday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Garden Club Park (behind [...]

Meijer Gardens adds Kenny Rogers to Summer Concert lineup

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the world’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, announces the addition of award-winning musician Kenny Rogers to its 2009 Summer Concert Series. Rogers will perform at Meijer Gardens Amphitheater on August 6. The singer-songwriter has charted more than 70 hit singles across various music genres and [...]

Celebrate Summerfest on Saturday, June 27

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Looking for a way to celebrate summer and the great outdoors? Plan on attending the Izaak Walton League’s Summerfest Celebration on Saturday, June 27 with loads of family-friendly activities including scavenger and treasure hunts, birdhouse assembly, wildflower identification and woodlot management. “The focus of the day will be on natural landscaping, [...]

Rockford teen tries to alert family, is electrocuted

June 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on June 18, 2009 a utility pole in front of 12779 Wabasis Ave NE, in Oakfield Township, was sparking and fell to the ground. Sixteen-year-old Christopher O’Neill, who lives across the street, was outside with other family members and heard a loud popping sound and saw a brilliant flash. He thought the house across the street at 12779 was [...]

Firefighters take on propane blazes

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

GETTING CLOSE IS REQUIRED—Firefighters were advised not to put out a burning propane fire unless they can turn off the source of the fuel. Here they prepare to hand close the valve on a home unit. The public is safer from the threat of a propane disaster, thanks to training offered by the Michigan Propane Gas Association (MPGA). Cannon, Courtland and Oakfield Township [...]
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