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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.

Crestwood Elementary’s Natalie Carlson: An Example in Excellence

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Leadership and sensitivity strong in self-motivated student Natalie Carlson is the daughter of Chris and Staci Carlson and sister to Kori and Andrew. At Crestwood Elementary, teachers and staff are quick to point out that Natalie is extremely self-motivated and a strong leader who demonstrates kindness and warmth on a daily basis. Natalie is a creative and intelligent [...]

Why Do Away With the Tannery?

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dear Editor, They call it restructuring. It’s more like company greed. The tannery is making money, just not enough. How much is enough? Why does everyone have to leave the U.S.A. and outsource production to Asia? Sad, isn’t it. The meeting at the city council chambers on March 12 had some good ideas. Save the tannery, get industrial jobs in there. Not more [...]

Wearin’ of the Green

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL Grand Marshal Rob Schaefer waving the Irish Tri-Color flag. GeneAnn Schaefer of Courtland & Main’s Frame and Mat Shop has told us for years that we really should attend the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Conklin, Michigan. So this St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday morning) the Squire took a 17-mile road trip west of Rockford to [...]

Rockford Crowns Three State Wrestling Champions

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Waldo joins elite company with fourth title After winning his fourth-straight state championship, Kyle Waldo says, "It feels good to have the world off my shoulders." Photo by JAMES COOPER by TIM COOPER On Thursday, March 12, 896 wrestlers from four divisions walked the floor of the Palace of Auburn Hills in the opening ceremonies of the state individual [...]

Rockford Swim/Dive Team Places Seventh in State

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

21 medals earned by DENISE WEBB The relay team of junior Derek Bothma, freshman Brian Wasberg, and seniors Tyler Augustine and Andrew Sakala receives medals. Photo by TRICIA AUGUSTINE The excitement level was like no other this past weekend at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state finals as hundreds of swimmers and divers from 51 Division I high [...]
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