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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.

Spring sports tradition rich in history

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Little League. Rockford Little League hoping for help this year by AL PRATT Spring is in the air. The sun is a bit warmer. Flowers are starting to emerge from their winter hiding places. More people can be seen strolling along Main Street and Squires Street… and perhaps just as evident, it is time for baseball. We aren’t talking about the Whitecaps or [...]

Annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Pack 3285 Derby Racers. Bears Jimmy Helm, Mason Parker, Sean McLellan, Nate Triesenberg, Jake Carlson and Jacob Stauffer wait for the start of their race. Racing fever was running high at the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby for Pack 3285 at Crestwood School. Twenty-nine Scouts passed their written driver’s test, eye exam and received their Pinewood Derby [...]

West Michigan film industry topic of April luncheon

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rick Hert Rockford Chamber of Commerce brings Rick Hert as speaker For the past 93 years, the West Michigan Tourist Association has been serving the 41 western counties in the lower peninsula of Michigan. Rick Hert has served as their executive director for the past five years as well as the executive director of Circle Michigan, a statewide group tour marketing [...]

Spring into Dance, with the West Michigan Youth Ballet Company

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

PREPARING TO PERFORM—Lauren Hyink, age 10, a fourth grade student at Cannonsburg Elementary will be a Sea Anemone in the Beatle’s ballet and a Waltzing Cat in Mark’s. Performer Rachel Walker is on the right. by BRIGITTE NELSON The West Michigan Youth Ballet Company is gearing up for its final performance of the season, appropriately titled: Spring into Dance! After [...]

Sand pirates at work on Monroe Street Beach

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sand Pirate, Janet Moore Schrader, awarding Justin Katerberg his first place grand prize in the 11 to 15 year-old age bracket of the Sand Castle Contest. Sand Pirate, Janet Moore Schrader, with the four top finishers in the 6 -10 year old age bracket of the Sand Castle Contest at the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show. Awarded the grand prize was Remington Gross, second [...]
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