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About Squire News

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.

Chamber hosts 14th annual Community Golf Outing

The 14th annual Community Golf Outing, presented by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce is Monday, May 4 at Blythefield Country Club. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, … Continue reading

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Community Recognition Award nominees sought

The Rockford Area Community Endowment is accepting nominations for its annual Community Recognition Award. The Community Recognition Award is given to an individual or community organization that has achieved significant accomplishment in their lifetime through career, community or personal success. … Continue reading

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Twilight safari a new zoo experience

John Ball Zoo offers families a rare glimpse of the zoo as the sun goes down. Very few people get to experience the zoo as the sun goes down, but that rare opportunity will be available at John Ball Zoo … Continue reading

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Steven L. Kowalski graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Steven L. Kowalski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, … Continue reading

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Local merchant items featured at North Kent Bible Church auction

North Kent Bible Church will hold an auction on Saturday, April 25. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the live auction starting at 5 p.m. There will also … Continue reading

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