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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.

Virginia Military Institute announces graduates

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia, recently announced that 249 cadets have graduated this spring. Among those graduates was Corielle W. Parsons of Rockford, who received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Her graduating honors include Navy/Marine Corps Commission and the Chesty Puller Award. Cadet Parsons’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert [...]

Michigan Tech honors grads

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. honored the achievements of nearly 900 graduates May 2 at Spring Commencement. Among them were the following from the Rockford area:  Robert H DeVaun, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, and Jason T Dreyer, with a doctor of philosophy degree in mechanical engineering/engineering [...]

Dean’s Lists announced for winter term 2009

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Monica MacDonald. Alma College has named over 400 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during the 2009 winter term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean’s List. Local students named to [...]

School Beat – June 11,2009

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Going home for summer by CHARLIE BROWN Director of Security Rockford Public Schools Going home for summer may be hard to get used to for students and parents. Your parents may want you home at a certain time. Your parents may not want you to sleep until 1:00 p.m. every day, but you feel that you deserve a break since you worked so hard during the school year. These kinds [...]

Memories of early Start of Summer

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

NEW TO SEE AND DO—There will be plenty of repeat favorites such as tours of the Little Red Schoolhouse (Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m., it's free) and the band Outer Vibe (Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion) at Start of Summer. Among the new events this year is a visit by Elvis to the new American Legion hall, 330 Rockford Park Drive (off Northland Drive). [...]
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