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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.

Family takes next step in independence for those with disabilities

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA THE NEXT STEP-Kailey Sturr, center, is pictured with two of her caregivers, Anissa Olinger and Jennifer Wrobleski, on the couch in "Kailey's House." When Beth Sturr contacted the Squire for a story about her daughter, she said she had been planning the article for 18 years. Kailey Sturr, who will be 18 in May, has Angelman Syndrome. The [...]

Community EXPO a success with more visitors than ever

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

They couldn’t give the money away fast enough THESE KIDS AREN’T SCARED—of this fireman in full gear. Others had a varied reaction to several mascots who worked the EXPO. The lesson for next year: stay longer. As the Rockford Community EXPO 2009 wound down, local celebrity Juliet Dragos couldn’t give the $500 door prizes away fast enough. “Must be [...]

Second-generation financial company helps residents start over

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

YOUR FINANCIAL TEAM-Megan Leach, David Muilenberg, Deborah Dalman, Heather Biggs and Jon Pettigrew of Discovery Financial. With the economy offering challenges to many in West Michigan, Discovery Financial, a second-generation family business, helps residents starting over with new careers and business ventures. Begun by Marvin Muilenberg in 1951, the company is now in [...]

Family Fun Day around the corner and along the Cannon trail

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Scott Radford (L) and his father Chris (R) invite you to the Family Fun Day. Poker walk, run, ride offers plenty of prizes The new Cannon Township nature trail offers lovely scenery, chances to watch wildlife, and some great views of a variety of habitats. On Saturday, April 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the trail and Cannon Township Hall will host more than just a [...]

Squire takes historic visit to Aberdeen, Scotland

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Squire in Aberdeen, Scotland The Squire was lucky enough to tag along on a trip to Aberdeen, Scotland in mid-March. Nate Morris, who attends Butler University, and Carla Morris visit Sydney Morris, who attends Alma College. She is currently attending the University of Aberdeen for her semester abroad. Sydney is taking classes at King’s College which was founded in [...]
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