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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.

Supreme Court Hears Servaas case

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Fischer takes brunt of scrutiny A year and two months and $158,000 later, Rockford’s Judge Servaas has had his day before the Michigan Supreme Court. Although a ruling could still be months away, Servaas is pleased with the hearing, which dragged to an hour long. It consisted – in part – of a grilling of Paul Fischer, the Judicial Tenure Commission [...]

City Volunteer Police Force in Need a Few More

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ride along with Rockford Police, answer questions from downtown visitors, write out a ticket for someone parking illegally in a handicapped parking space. These are among the duties of Rockford’s volunteer police force and you are welcomed to join up. According to Michigan’s Volunteer of the Year Linda Crone, who is a loyal member of the team who logged in [...]

Rockford High School Presents Beauty and the Beast

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford High School is presenting the musical, Beauty and the Beast on March 26, 27, and 28, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium. The caliber of the musicals has continued to climb with each year topping the year before. “Beauty and the Beast” will be performed with all the music, dance, and professionalism required [...]

$500 Doorprizes and More at Expo

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

The fifth annual Rockford Community Expo is coming up soon, on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes, Rockford. With over 180 booths – again a sold-out event – the day will be full of music by Rockford students, celebrities, displays, deals and giveaways from businesses as well as four $500 door prize cash gifts to four [...]

Michigan’s Wetlands and the Environmental Protection Agency

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

by KIM SAPKOWSKI Rogue River Watershed Council One of Michigan’s greatest resources is its abundance and high quality of water. Wetlands play a key role in this vital natural resource. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rain forests and coral reefs. Wetlands control flooding by absorbing rain and snow melt, (thus they have [...]
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