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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.

Eagles nesting in Rockford

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Eagle tending it's young ones. Photo by Jorge Rodriguez Rockford residents have the opportunity to see what most Americans never will-a breeding pair of bald eagles right here in our own community. People have been lining up with binoculars and cameras to see the magestic symbol of our nation caring for offspring. To see the eagles and their young, take Ten Mile Road [...]

Garden planned for North Kent Service Center

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

The North Kent Community has again stepped up to the plate to “Help Our Neighbors in Need.” Merle Post of Post Farms has designated one acre of land to allow NKSC to plant a garden. With this project, we will be able to provide fresh vegetables to our clients this season. We are inviting the community to help us plan our “garden.” Please join us on [...]

Exchange students earn Corner Bar Hall of Fame

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Exchange students attempting to get on the Hot Dog Hall of Fame. Everyone  has heard of Corner Bar hot dogs, but how many people are prepared to sit down and eat 12 in a row? Two visiting students accomplished this feat to join the hundreds on the Hot Dog Hall of Fame at the Corner Bar. Competing or offering support were: Nelson Nunes Filho from Brazil, Manuel Martinez [...]

Free kids’ fishing

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Photo by Georgia Donovan, BIG CATCH—A guest showing The Izaak Walton League, 5641 Myers Lake Road, Rockford has two more free kids’ fishing days left this month The gates are open to kids accompanied by an adult on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Bait, rods, and help are provided at our catch-and-release [...]

Teens win RFCU

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

WINNING ESSAY—2009 teen journalism first place winner Emilie McNany accepting his award from Connie Taylor CEO of Rockford Community Federal Credit Union. Authors ages 13 to 18 submitted their essays and poems to Rockford Community Federal Credit Unions annual Teen Journalism Contest. All qualifying entries had to be written on the financial topics of finance, credit or [...]
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