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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.

Health is for the well-informed

April 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

Jennifer Moran by JENNIFER MORAN Quantum Touch energy healing is something that has been used since the beginning of time. However as time progressed, we’ve become lazy and started quickly covering up the symptoms of disease instead of giving the body proper food and living situations so that it can heal itself naturally, as it is intended to do; as it was made to [...]

City switches to windpower, turbines installed

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

photos by Melanie Ragsdale Turbines installed at the tannery. In an effort to support President Obama’s efforts to move the country to alternative energy sources, the City of Rockford has switched to windpower. “It only makes sense to harness the Earth’s natural flatulence,” said Izzy Toe, who is on the City’s committee to implement [...]

Pothole season ‘the worst in decades’

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Record number of fallen trees. Kent County officials have announced that March 2009 was the worst month for potholes in West Michigan in more than thirty years. Record number of rockslides. Above is a Rockford Michigan State Police patrol vehicle which recently became stranded in one of the area’s large potholes. In related news, the county has also announced that [...]

Downtown turns off electric lights

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

As part of an expansive effort to use alternative energy sources (see related story above), the City of Rockford stopped using electric lights on Wednesday, April 1. Department of Public Works Director Mike Bouwcamp turned the switch off during an unlighting ceremony and a large crowd watched as the downtown was reilluminated using gaslight. “Electricity is really one [...]

Move over Tiffany, there’s a new kid on the block

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

222 HOURS LATER—Lyle English with his prize lamp. by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Rockford resident, Lyle English, has come a long way from the day almost five years ago when first he strolled into the Eric Brown Stained Glass Studio on Squire Street.  Lyle had peered through the windows many times and marveled at the beautiful stained glass creations on display inside and he [...]
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