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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 most succesful Relay in the nation

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

    A LONG WALK—City Manager Michael Young, who pledged to walk the entire 24 hours of the Rockford Relay For LIfe, about to enter the 5th hour. With 19 hours to go Young was being given encouragement by his charming and delightful wife, Melissa. On Sunday, May 17, Young’s feet were still so swollen from the 24-hour walk he couldn’t put his shoes on. photo by [...]

Classic Car Show promises family fun

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

CLASS ACT—The Cannon Classic Car Show steering committee, Jim Zanzig , owner of Pizzeria Grandé, Dennis Spitler owner of Clip-n-Go Mobile Pet Salon and Ted Trocke owner of Bella Vista Auto Service. Together, along with other CABA members, bring you a free day of family fun. Bring your tent and lawn chairs and enjoy the day. Those with classic cars to show can call [...]

Rams girls tennis wins regional tournament

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michaela and Mackenzie Young win the number three doubles against West Ottawa for the regional championship. Rockford High School’s girls’ varsity tennis team capped its remarkable season last week by winning a regional tournament for perhaps the first time ever. “As far as I know, we’ve never won a regional championship,” Coach Tom Huizing [...]

Internet Safety

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Grattan Academy learn internet safety. Grattan Academy learn internet safety. Everyone loves ACE Hardware, but would you raise your children there? The answer is yes, apparently, for a robin who has, for the past three years, chosen one of the hanging baskets in the greenhouse as a nursery. According to employee Jim Tol, the bird picks a different type of basket each year [...]

Robin nest nursery

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

New to the world. Everyone loves ACE Hardware, but would you raise your children there? The answer is yes, apparently, for a robin who has, for the past three years, chosen one of the hanging baskets in the greenhouse as a nursery. According to employee Jim Tol, the bird picks a different type of basket each year and raises her brood without fear of summer storms or too [...]
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