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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.

Sports complex proposed for former landfill property

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Dan Harland from our news partners at Even with first class sporting venues like Van Andel Arena and Fifth Third Ballpark, the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) thinks there is something missing on the area’s sports scene. The WMSC hired an independent party that found West Michigan is the only community of its size without a tournament ready [...]

Casnovia woman dies in weekend crash

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jane Carlson, 63, of Casnovia, died at this crash at M-37 and Sparta Avenue after her vehicle rolled several times. Pictured are rescue workers on the scene and Aeromed approaching. Alpine Avenue was closed Saturday, June 13, while rescue workers responded to a fatal accident at M-37 and Sparta Avenue. Jane Carlson, 63, Carl Carson, 64, and a 12-year-old child, all of [...]

Highest praise for longest-serving City Manager

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michael Young This year marks 14 years that Michael F. Young has presided as City Manager for the City of Rockford. He is officially the longest serving City Manager of our City. The Rockford City Council recently evaluated Young on ten (10) criteria based on a five (5) point scale. The combined average ranking as determined by the evaluation instrument was a 4.45. This [...]

Start of Summer – the magic continues!

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and Start of Summer Celebration committee would like to again thank this great community, the businesses, and all the volunteers for their participation and support of the 41st Annual Start of Summer Celebration.  Even the unpredictable weather couldn’t deter our spirits! The RCC would like to sincerely thank the Start of Summer [...]

New Rockford business has long family history

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

HOMEMADE LIKE THE OLD DAYS—Tracie and Delanie Riebschleger show off some of the good, homemade treats offered at The Sweet Tooth. One of Rockford’s newest businesses may well be one of its oldest. The Sweet Tooth, run by Tracie Riebschleger with the help of her family, is born of a family business started by Greek immigrants in 1906. The Koinis family began [...]
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