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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.

Rockford Dry Dock Celebrating One Year Anniversary

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Having weathered the economic storm that has ravaged the state and nation, Rockford’s premier destination for exclusive wines and beers is proud to celebrate its one year anniversary. “We opened the doors last February, wanting to share our love of beer and wine with downtown Rockford,” said co-owner Sue Ten Broeke, “In the year since, we have [...]

Gift to Locks of Love

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ten year old, Annika Severson, a fourth grade student at Crestwood Elementary in Rockford donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. This the first ever donation for Annika. Annika’s haircut was done at Outer Image Salon by stylist Nikki [...]

Rockford Area Girl Scouts Earn Polar Girl Award

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

These Rockford area Girl Scouts earned their Polar Girl Award on January 31 and February 1. All 16 girls spent the night outside in tents – in two feet of snow with overnight low temperature of 12 degrees. They were joined by 11 adults, with seven adults choosing to sleep outside too. Everyone enjoyed snowshoe hiking and trying creative ways to cook over a fire, [...]

Volunteers Key to Success of REF Phone-a-Thon

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

The last week of February, the Rockford High School Media Center housed 125 dedicated volunteers over a three-day period. These volunteers called every parent in the Rockford School District to ask for a donation to the Rockford Education Foundation. Their efforts resulted in over $22,500 in pledges to the foundation, which, in turn, gives over $60,000 per year to the [...]

Wills and Trusts Seminar

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Hope Community Church is addressing various topics of local interest in their series of Real Life Seminars. Subjects covered in the past have included managing credit and debt, and protecting your identity. Future sessions are being planned to cover: funding higher education, funding your retirement, and understanding medicare and medicaid. These no-charge meetings are [...]
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