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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.

The Tax Attic—May 7, 2009

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Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Seminars help to improve client service As I have gotten older, I enjoy listening to more different types of music than I did when I was much younger. For instance, my future son-in-law Devon Cunningham and I just happened to end up at Founders Brew Pub in Grand Rapids last weekend. I have written before about the variety of craft beers [...]

Obituaries—May 7, 2009

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Gordon H. Vanderberg Mr. Gordon H. VanderBerg, age 77, of Belmont passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids, and as a young man Gordon was active in Boy Scouts. After graduating from Union High School in 1950, he began working for Consumers Power Company. Gordon was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country during the [...]

Letters to the Editor — May 7, 2009

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Dear Editor, As I reflect on the past thirty years here in Rockford, I marvel at the way I and my family have been blessed. Back in 1979, interest rates were high at 18 percent and more. Every store front in town was full. Barb Stein was already here at the same location (Great Northern Trading) and Baskets in the Belfry was upstairs in the old barn mall. The Hotdog Hall [...]

The Squire goes on vacation

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SQUIRE TRAVELS Rockford’s former Chamber of Commerce director enjoyed a visit from our current director during spring break. Carl (former director) and Karen Shook are pictured with Trent Davis ( son of Rockford Chamber Executive Director Brenda Davis) and the April Fool’s edition of the Squire. The Davis family visited the Shooks at their Venice, Florida home [...]

Rockford East Business Association revitalized

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REBA (Rockford East Business Association) is revitalized” says Thom Arends of Thom’s Hair Design. “We will meet at 8:00 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at D&W. We invite area businesses to join us.”  New officers are President Char Bouwkamp of D&W, Secretary Kathy Perez of United Bank, and Treasurer Jane House of Comerica Bank. [...]
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