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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.

Start of Summer Celebration

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

June 12, 13 & 14, 2009 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, June 12 12:00        Carnival, Food & Craft Booths Open! 12-11pm   Lions’ Beverage Tent 12-4pm     Children’s Tent 1-4:00pm Rockford Historical Museum Open 2-7:00pm Changing Tent (sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church) 3:00pm     Kentwood Senior Steppers-senior dances 4:00pm   [...]

Start of Summer Celebration begins now

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

DO YOU WANT TO BE A FIREFIGHTER?—Again this year join Rockford firefighters in waterball competitions outside the firebarn following the parade on Saturday. You must sign up by calling Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus at (616) 866-1553. There is no reason to wait for Start of Summer fun. Rockford residents can begin enjoying beautiful downtown Rockford and the carnival in [...]

Little gymnast wins top spot in state competition

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s Anna Crysler is just eight years old, but an old hand at bringing home the gold. On May 17 Anna competed in the state gymnastic meet in Kalamazoo. The young gymnast ended up winning the State Championship All-Around Gold medal with a score of 37.325. She also won gold on uneven bars, silver on vault and bronze on floor exercise. Her 2008-09 season was [...]

“RAM’ers” K-8 track & field special olympic team competes and celebrates

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

RAM’ERS ROCK—Rockford’s RAM’ers special Olympics students show off their medals and trophies as they conclude their six-week program. Very special athletes ended this year’s Special Olympics program in Rockford with a day of competition and celebration recently. For the first time, students held their annual event at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA in Belmont. [...]

Schwandt wins RAAC t-shirt design contest

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Area Arts Commission offered their third annual t-shirt design contest again this year. Third and fourth-graders from Belmont, Meadowridge and Parkside elementary schools entered the contest. The best all around designs were chosen. There were four winners. Fourth place went to Bailey Abbey of Belmont Elementary, third place to  Paige Anderson  of [...]
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