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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.

Obituaries — May 21, 2009

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Richard Amon. Amon Mr. Richard Amon, age 81, of Rockford passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. While attending high school at St. John’s Military Academy in Wisconsin, Dick played football. He graduated in 1946 and entered in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. Dick attended Michigan State University and was called back to serve in the Korean War. In 1948 he met [...]

Obituaries — May 21, 2009

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Eric D. VanRee. VanRee Eric D. VanRee, age 25, of Rockford passed away on Monday, May 18, 2009. He was a 2002 graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School. Eric was an outfielder in baseball and a cornerback in football, lettering in both sports. He and Jennifer met through mutual friends, and it was love from that moment. On June 2, 2007, they were married at Rockford [...]

Obituaries — May 21, 2009

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Lowell Kellermeier. Kellermeier Lowell Thomas Kellermeier, age 75, of Rockford, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital.  The son of Herbert Edwin and Vivian C. (Eddy) Kellermeier, he was born on May 12, 1934 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  After high school, Lowell proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Cold [...]

Cathy’s Hallmark hosts

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

PRIZES GALORE—(l-r): Kathy Barr with grand prize winner Donna Brinks. by CARRIE YEOMANS   On Thursday, May 7, Cathy’s Hallmark held a first of its kind-Ladies Night. Women enjoyed 20 percent off everything in the store, were invited to sample Gillham and Grand candy, Wind and Willow dips, a delicious cake supplied by Arnies and cookies donated by D&W. As the [...]

Downtown Sparta businesses staying

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

CONSTRUCTION SEASON—Corner of Union and Division St. in downtown Sparta taken 4/16/09. Through the orange barrels, closed sidewalks, and large piles of gravel, the downtown Sparta businesses can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and are keeping a positive attitude through it all. Dollar N’ More owner Phil Potter uses the construction project to show that a [...]
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