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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.

Morel Madness

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 nearly skunked by her secret spot and Marlene Clark of Rockford Public Schools said she wasn’t having much luck [...]

Spencer inducted into Tower Guard

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Chris Spencer. 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 learning disabilities on campus. Members are selected from the top five percent of their class as one of [...]

Why do we live here?

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

David Keller 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 on, our state economy was heading south, along with many of Michigan’s residents to look for warmer weather and better [...]

Kasper commits to Elmhurst College

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 sign of good things to come,” said Elmhurst Head Coach Julie Hall. “She is a six-foot lefty that can block and swing and has the [...]

Rockford crew earns distinction as Michigan champions

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s men’s lightweight eight team of (front, l–r) Kyle Brown, Kylie Torres, Isaac Blenman; (back, l–r) Tyler Truxton, Troy Paskiewicz, Josh Houn, Tyler McDaniel, Sam Berndt and Trevor Holloway helps the Rams to victory. 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 [...]
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