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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.

A Place for Every Child – Preschool Options through Rockford Public Schools

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

by LISA JACOBS, Executive Director Rockford Community Services Childhood is an amazing time in the life of a human. Everyday, learning is the primary activity. Preschool provides an excellent opportunity to enhance that learning. Through a preschool experience, children are better prepared to make the transition to the formal school setting. In a quality preschool, [...]

Local Student Wins National Fraternity/Sorority Competition

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

For the second year in a row, two St. Cloud State University students received first place in the Order of Omega Case Study Competition. Patrick Patterson, who is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration, received the award along with senior Kari Dahl of St. Cloud. Patterson is the son of Dale and Mildred Patterson of Rockford. He and Dahl each [...]

Bertsch Named to Dean’s List

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Thomas Bertsch, a 2008 graduate of Rockford High School, has been named to the Central Michigan University Dean’s List for the fall semester. His proud family includes parents Larry and Diann Bertsch and brother Michael, all of [...]


March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

May (White) Whittall May (White) Whittall, aged 100, of Rockford went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on February 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Guy C. White; her second husband, Wayne Whittall; and her son, Jack D. White. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy A. and John Goller; her son, D.M. and Nita White; 12 grandchildren, Barbara (Lloyd) [...]


March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

John Scott Lenartz John Scott Lenartz, “Johnny Rotten,” age 48, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009. He went home to be with his dad, Joseph Lenartz Jr. Also preceding John were his grandparents, aunts and uncles. Survivors include his parents, Doris (Lenartz) and Harold Olsen of Ocala, Fla; siblings, Jodean Lenartz (Deana, Dan and Andrea), Robin Anderson [...]
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