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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.

School Beat – May 28, 2009

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

A ‘student stimulus plan’ by BLAKE R. BOWMAN Principal, Lakes Elementary School A few weeks ago, Michigan State University’s (MSU) men’s basketball team defeated Louisville to advance to the NCAA Final Four in Detroit. Recognizing that the Spartans’ magical run through the tournament was providing a lot of positive energy for an economically [...]

Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award application deadline extended

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

The deadline for students to apply to the Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award competition has been extended to July 15, 2009. The awards were announced by the Green Chemistry Roundtable and will honor industrial, academic, student, and nonprofit efforts to green Michigan’s economy. The award program is open to individuals, groups and organizations in [...]

Adrian College celebrates 2009 spring commencement

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Congratulations, graduates! It was a proud day for Adrian College as the most recent group of graduates joined the ranks of alumni at spring commencement on Sunday, May 3 in the Multisport Performance Stadium. On a beautiful Michigan day, over 100 students received their diplomas. Kurt L. Darrow, a 1977 graduate of the college and president and chief executive officer of [...]

Adrian College announces spring 2009 Dean’s List

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Two local students were named to the spring 2009 Dean’s List at Adrian College. They were senior Susan Walden of Rockford, a graduate of Rockford High School, and freshman Madeline Yope of Rockford, a graduate of Northview High School. To achieve this honor, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 credit [...]

One for me and one for the “Mrs.”

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Pictured is a male bluebird with a mouth full of mealworms.  Squire reporters, Cliff and Nancy Hill, regularly treat a nesting pair of bluebirds to daily offerings of mealworms.  For readers who also have nesting bluebirds, this delicacy is available locally at nominal cost at Mrs. O’s Bait and Tackle Store in downtown Rockford. [...]
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