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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.

Thankful for newspapers

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, I Received my absentee voter’s ballot for the May 5 election-Local School District Board Member (one only) and Community College Board of Trustees Members (eight total). Wanting to find out who these persons on the ballot were, and what they might represent, I called the Kent Community College, hoping to be able to find information. I was referred to [...]

EXPO TV winner

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Todd Andrews (pictured on the left), of Rockford, was the Rockford Community EXPO winner of the free 36-inch television that CARSTAR gave to one of their many customers. THE CARSTAR LOGO IS— “Relax, we’ll take it from here,” and now one CARSTAR customer has a very nice flatscreen television to relax in front of. Todd Andrews, of Rockford, was the Rockford [...]

Thoughts on change and the tannery closing

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, I understand Char Allen’s lament in the Squire, “Why do away with the tannery?” But it reminded me that before 1926, many immigrant husbands and fathers were employed in the orchestra pits of silent movie theaters-a great way for them to compensate for language limitations while blending into a foreign culture. They came to America with the [...]

Facts prove federal wetlands proposal wrong for Michigan

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, Regarding the proposal to move Michigan’s wetland permitting and enforcement from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Corps of Engineers (COE): Representative Tom Pearce in the March 5, 2009 Rockford Squire stated, “This is an issue that needs to be [...]

On which side of history

April 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

138 North Main Street. Dear Editor, “Narrow streets, shaded by towering trees, and lined with well-kept, two story homes….families strolling throughout the neighborhood, chatting with friends along their route to the ice cream shop(s) downtown…such scenes are commonplace in Rockford, a picture of small town America” (Rockford Master Plan, p. 18). I [...]
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