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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.

New Michigan State Police Post Commander happy to be ‘home’

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

NEW POST COMMANDER—Chris McIntire began his trooper career at the Rockford State Police Post. Now he has returned as commander. by BETH ALTENA First Lieutenant Chris McIntire is back where he started his career with the Michigan State Police. The new commander of the Rockford Post first worked as a trooper here after graduating from the Michigan State Police training [...]

Finding ways to get closer to food

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

THOUGHTFUL—Sue Osgood shows off a spread her magazine did on Herman’s Boy. She explores ways people are finding to enjoy local, hand-produced goods and foods. by BETH ALTENA Before the Civil War, people either grew their own food or knew the farmer who grew it for them. Now the source of our daily meals is such a mystery children are often clueless about how their [...]

‘Everybody left with something’

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ride for the Cure READY TO RIDE—Chris and son Scott Radford (left in picture) take place in an annual Ride for the Cure for diabetes research. They hope to help others enjoy the same experience as well as help find a cure for diabetes. Chris Radford is grateful he is able to experience a father-and-son event, thanks to his son Scott’s current ability to control [...]

Waterfest packed with family fun

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sixteenth annual event educates with free hands-on activities UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL—Boys at last year’s Bear Creek Waterfest enjoy looking at creatures of the creek up close at the microscope magic station. Roll up your sleeves, grab a net and find out what amazing creatures can be found in most any creek or stream, and why they are important. Explore microscope [...]

Great deals on dresses just in time for prom

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dress for a Cure Relay fundraiser good news for dates In its second year, Dress for a Cure offers great deals on new and gently used dresses just in time for prom. The event raised over a cool grand last year, money which all went toward fighting cancer through Rockford’s Relay For Life. Organizer Jenn Hephner, leader of Relay team Love Laugh Cure, came up with the [...]
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