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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.

All-new 2010 Camaro to be unveiled at

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

The all new 2010 muscle car is the best Camaro yet. Kool Chevrolet, 3770 Plainfield Avenue, would like to invite everyone in to the dealership on Wednesday for the introduction of this exciting new car.   The Camaro was born in 1967 and was last produced in 2002. You will see many takeoffs from the very popular 1969 Camaro but brought forward with modern day technology and styling upgrades to be America’s 21st century sports car. Kool will have the car on display at their new car showroom along with customers’ Camaros from the past 40 years. Kool would also like to invite any other Camaro owners to drive their own Camaro to Kool and enter to win a 1/24th scale 2010 Camaro. Showroom hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Kool is located at 3770 Plainfield N.E. across from Meijer and would like to invite everyone down for this fun filled event.

Summer Reading Club returns to KDL

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Kent District Library invites children and teens to sign up for the Summer Reading Club and spend some time reading this summer. This year’s Summer Reading Club runs from Monday, June 8 to Saturday, August 15. Children in grades five and under, both readers and pre-readers, can set and accomplish their own reading goals to win prizes and enter a drawing for a brand new bicycle. Teens in grades six through twelve can participate for the chance to win great prizes, like a new iPod. Programs will include carnivals, pet shows, magic shows, Ham It Up Theatre, puppet shows, creative cooking, lawn games, book discussions and so much more. For more information, contact your local Kent District Library branch or visit us online at

Bagging a bird

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

  The 2009 Michigan spring turkey hunt is underway April 20 – May 31. Hunts last from 7 to 42 days, depending on the hunt unit.  According to the DNR, there are 48,138 square miles of Michigan open to spring turkey hunting. Pictured at right is Rockford resident Ken Chettleburg who bagged this 25 lb. beauty of a tom turkey at 9:30 a.m. last Saturday morning. Not wanting to divulge any secrets, Chettleburg would only tell us it was taken from a location just east of the Rockford City limits.  Assisting Chettleburg in the display of the turkey is his proud father Bob.

Valley View Visit

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Is it hard not to plagiarize? Where do story ideas come from? How do writers decide what to put in a story? Fifth-grade journalism students at Valley View Elementary had great questions to ask Rockford Squire editor and reporter Beth Altena on Monday, April 20. The kids put out their own student-run paper and were excited to hear from a local writer.

Births, April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Maggie Isabelle McCarthy Proud parents, Cullen and Jacquie McCarthy of Rockford, Michigan announce the birth of their new daughter, Maggie Isabelle McCarthy. Maggie was born on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 4:04 p.m. at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maggie was welcomed home by her sister, three-year-old Grace and Molly the family dog. Grandparents are Ken and Chris Gielczyk  of Rockford, Michigan and Jack and Linda McCarthy of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Aunts and uncles are Carrie Gielczyk and Andy Gielczyk of Rockford, Katie Gielczyk of Mount Pleasant,  and John McCarthy and Jeff McKeehan of Longmont, Colorado.

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