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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.

Kristin A. Darby awarded 2009 Chamber

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kristin A. Darby Kristin Darby, a Rockford High School senior, is the proud recipient of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. Darby was among 13 applicants who applied for the $1,000 scholarship.  A panel of 12 board members had the difficult task of poring over the applications and whittling down the list to the eventual winner. Darby impressed the judges with [...]

Cannon Pool reopens for 45th year

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cannon pool. The Cannon Pool has reopened for its 45th year to the joy of many kids and families. This year families want and need inexpensive fun, choosing the Cannon Pool as a vacation alternative.  Member, Mark Lemoine said, “We join the pool every year because of the fun, the Snack Shack and because it would cost me more just for the chemicals for a home pool [...]

The Squire visits Africa

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

  ALL THE WAY-The Bowman family took a copy of their hometown paper along as they went to Africa to help with a hospital built with inspiration by Dave Bowman (left) and, according to him, plenty of miracles. The Bowmans and their children continue to look for ways to improve the lives of their family in Christ with their work in Sudan. See to find out [...]

North Rockford Middle School Honor Roll – June 2009

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

Eighth Grade Sydney Aldrich Amie Atkinson Terrill Atwood Kaitlin Bartholomy Emily Beard Austin Cantu Dylan Carter Jonathan Champion Lauren Copping Quinn Deyer Mackenzie Dunn Jacklyn Eding Victoria Elliott Alison Erbes Nathaniel Fazio Brooke Glencer Olivia Guswiler Aglahen Gutierrez Danielle Hamelink Chelsea Hamilton Robbyn Holthof Justin Hopkins Justin Hulsebus Trevor [...]

Rockford girls soccer wins district title in shootout thriller

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford girls varsity soccer team proudly displays their district tournament trophy. They beat West Ottawa in a shootout to win the championship. Photo by BRET DOUD by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Talk about pressure! After playing 110 intense, scoreless minutes of soccer-including two 15-minute overtimes-against host West Ottawa in the district title game Friday night, May [...]
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