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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.

Engagements, April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Joseph Gillen and Jennifer Koch. Koch-Gillen Jennifer Koch and Joseph Gillen, will be united in marriage on May 9, 2009 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Urbana, Illinois. The future bride is the daughter of Bob and Sue Koch of Rockford, Michigan. Jen is a 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois, and employed by Carle Clinic. The future groom is the son of Phil and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bagging a bird

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ken Chettelburg and is father Bob.   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 [...]

Valley View Visit

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Valley View fifth grade journalism students. 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 [...]
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