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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.

Sellers, buyers, mark your calendars

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

A Community Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of food, music and great deals! Don’t miss this great opportunity to sell your own goodies and make some extra cash! The event will be held in the parking lot of Resurrection Life Church of Rockford located at 3233 10 Mile Road. (Just east of US [...]

Join in community music groups!

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

If you’d like to sing in the Rogue River Chorale or perform in the Community Band or Orchestra, we’d love to hear you. The band and orchestra practice Monday nights and the choir practices Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at North Rockford Middle School. Bring your instrument or your voice and join us! For more information, visit www.artsrockford.com or call the [...]

Fire burning in Nelson Township

April 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Photos by Richard Sharp, WZZM 13 News By Judy Reed Fire crews from Sand Lake and Cedar Springs are on the scene of a house and wildfire that is burning on a private drive off Shaner Avenue, just south of Coan. Firefighters were called to the scene about 2 p.m. Thursday, with DNR aerial support reporting a 5-acre grass fire. A witness reported that he stopped when he saw [...]

Merchants join with boosters to build Community Unity

April 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

    GO RAMS!—Your Rockford merchants are behind you 100 percent. A new Community Unity card will allow 10 percent of a sale to go to the Rockford Sports Boosters three times a year. Pictured are Community Unity organizers Polly VonEschen, Meredith Gremel and Barb Stein.   by BETH ALTENA   Buy a better product and put money into Rockford Public Schools sports [...]

What’s up with the big green footprints?

April 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sue Arend (R) REF Administrator and Rockford High School senior Shelby Jacobs (L) announce the “Selling of the Sod” event. Jacobs is currently serving as a RHS Co-operative Intern with the REF under the mentorship of Arend. Buy your own piece of Ted sod by Cliff and Nancy Hill It’s spring and miraculously the downtown sidewalks have sprouted pairs of big green [...]
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