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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.

Marjorie Wiltse to retire after 35 years

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

After more than 35 years of teaching piano lessons to Rockford-area residents, Marjorie Wiltse will enjoy a well-deserved retirement beginning this June.  Over the course of her career, she challenged and inspired her 200+ students and instilled in each of them a lifelong love of music. Many of her current and former students, as well as her family, will proudly attend [...]

RHS student accepted at world-renowned music conservatory

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

George Goad. Success is no stranger to Rockford High School senior George Goad, as indicated by his recent full-scholarship acceptance into the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. George is first chair trumpet in Rockford High School’s wind ensemble as well as first chair trumpet in the MSBOA All-State Orchestra. In addition to his musical [...]

Rockford High School presents Allison Stephens, Example in Excellence

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Allison Stephens. Great things come in little packages Allison Stephens, age 18, is the daughter of Maureen and Robert Stephens and sister to Kelly Stephens, Michael and Colleen Hastings, and Timothy and Molly Matusak. Allison was chosen as Rockford High School’s Example in Excellence for qualities of introspection, honesty, compassion, and open-mindedness. She [...]

Rockford’s exchange students enjoy lunch together at Arnie’s

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Exchange student in a bunch for lunch. FAREWELL TO FRIENDS-Just a few weeks before the visiting exchange students will be leaving their Rockford homes, they enjoyed a lunch together at Arnie’s Bakery in downtown Rockford. Pictured (in no order) are Adriana Melo (Brazil), Guillermo Duran-Menendez (Spain), Andres Dominguez (Mexico), Alex Lindberg (Sweden), Doina [...]

Vendors, craftsman needed for Sparta Art in the Park

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Regional Arts Guild in Sparta welcomes your participation in Art in the Park during the new Harvest on the Ridge Festival.  For the first year kick-off, highly reduced booth rates and no jury fee are offered. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rogers Park on Saturday, September 26.   To find out more, contact Toni Payne at Creative One Gallery at (616) [...]
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