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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.

Rockford remembered our heroes Monday

May 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford joined the country remembering our fallen heroes on  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.  Many celebrations include arts and craft booths, entertainment, pig roasts, and parades with lavish floats. In contrast, Rockford’s traditional Memorial Day celebration, sponsored by American Legion Post 102, focused on the true purpose of the holiday-to honor the men and [...]

Rockford crew finishes big at National Regatta

May 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Showing off their first-place awards—and new uniforms—is the women’s freshman eight team of (front, l–r) Emily Prus, Kendall McConnohie, coxswain Rebecca DeKorne, Kaitlyn Fugate; (back) Jessica Wheeler, Kendra Bilardello, Kate Fraser, Kara Korson, Andrea Galloway and Coach Tim Jacobs. The team claimed first place in their event at the Scholastic Rowing Association [...]

Plainfield man dies in motorcycle accident

May 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Mark Gillikin, 48, was pronounced dead at Spectrum Hospital after sustaining critical injuries about 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 25 on West River Drive. He had been driving a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle. According to Kourtland Ford, eyewitness to the accident who phoned in the 9-1-1 call, an eastbound Chevy Blazer was waiting in the left lane to make a left turn when the [...]

Soldier shares birthday with Lakes pen pals

May 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

PFT Berli’s unit have been pen pals with the Lakes Elementary class of his nephew, Brennon Shupe (in blue in center). During Berli’s leave, during which he celebrated his 21st birthday, he visited the class to tell how important their letters and packages have been. Army Private First Class (PFC) Andrew Berli, a 2006 Comstock Park High School graduate, is used to [...]

Birthday haircut a gift for someone

May 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Marissa Bouwkamp   Marissa Bouwkamp waited her whole life to do this. The 10-year-old Parkside Elementary student donated 13 inches of her hair to Locks of Love.  Marissa’s grandfather died of cancer and the girl wanted to do something to help others fighting the disease. Bouwkamp has never had her hair cut, and started to get cold feet prior to May 18, her tenth [...]
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