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About Squire News

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.

Morel Madness

MOREL MADNESS-I bet you’re mad you didn’t bring home this haul. Rockford resident Joyce Wagner divided her split of a family gathering of morels around the stump of a walnut tree cut down last year.  Squire editor Beth Altena was … Continue reading

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Spencer inducted into Tower Guard

Chris Spencer, a 2008 Rockford High School graduate, was recently inducted into the Tower Guard at Michigan State University. The Tower Guard is the oldest student organization on campus. Members pledge 120 hours in service to students with visual and … Continue reading

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Why do we live here?

by DAVID KELLER School Board Trustee Rockford Public Schools I asked myself that exact question a few months ago when the snow was coming down and we hadn’t seen sunshine in several days. In addition to the winter season dragging … Continue reading

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Kasper commits to Elmhurst College

Katie Kasper of Rockford has made a commitment to attend Elmhurst College in Illinois next fall where she will also play volleyball for the Bluejays. “Katie was our first commit to the volleyball team this year and it was a … Continue reading

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Rockford crew earns distinction as Michigan champions

by CANDY BURRIS The Rockford crew team was prepared and went to Kensington Metro Park with one goal in mind:  to win the state title. They knew the competition would be tough, especially with powerhouses like Ann Arbor Pioneer and … Continue reading

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