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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.

Main Street – March 26, 2009

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Debt solution Roger Allen, publisher We’re all a bit nervous about the billions of federal dollars being shelled out to the investment and credit industries and the trillions of national debt that will follow. Well, I have a solution to America’s problem of raising money: sin. This idea isn’t new with me. “Sin tax” is the fun name for the [...]

Rockford varsity soccer season underway

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Rams sophomore Sydney Benda prepares to shoot the first goal of the season. Photo by NANCY DOUD by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The Rockford girls varsity soccer team began its season with the same opponent with which it ended the 2008 season. The results were the same as well. However, the Rams are a very different team from a year ago. The Rams lost 2-1 in the regional opener [...]

Six frequently asked questions answered

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Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent The Community Expo, one of my favorite events of the year, occurred last Saturday at Rockford’s senior high school. This was the fifth annual expo as sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. We have Carl Shook, past executive director of the Chamber, to thank for our expo. Six or seven years ago, he first proposed holding a community expo. In [...]

Sign up now for basketball camp

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Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star (TSAS) Summer Basketball Camp. The TSAS Summer Basketball Camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 11 foreign countries attended [...]

Fresh and Fabulous Chicken Salads

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Jeanne Briggs by JEANNE BRIGGS Of all the myriad preparations to which chicken so beautifully adapts, perhaps none is as simple or as popular as the salad. Chicken provides a light but flavorful foil for any number of other flavors: chicken with apples, chicken with olives, curried chicken with chutney, chicken with avocados-the combinations are endless. First you will [...]
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