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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.

Ram Wrestlers Crowned District Champs, Heading to Regionals

February 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

by TIM COOPER On Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Kentwood High School, the top-ranked Rockford Rams faced Grand Ledge in district dual competition. The district consisted of Rockford, Grand Ledge with the winner facing East Kentwood. Leading off for the Rams at 140 pounds was Zach Johnson facing Josh Vaillencourt. In a short and sweet match Johnson tidily disposed of Vaillencourt [...]

Rams Skate Away from Reeths Puffer on Seniors Night

February 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford varsity hockey team completed a two-game season sweep of the Muskegon Reeths Puffer Rockets on Wednesday, Feb. 18, winning by a score of 3-2. The Rams had easily won the teams’first meeting by a score of 6-2, but this game was much closer, requiring an overtime period to settle the matter. In the first period, it was all Rockford, as the Rams took a 2-0 [...]

Competitive Cheer Teams Battle Head-to-Head in OK Red

February 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The slogan emblazoned on the back of the competitive cheer t-shirts couldn’t have been more appropriate. The message “Head to Head in the OK Red” clearly set the stage for an all-out battle in both the OK Red post-conference cheer finals and the Division I district championships held last week at Rockford High School. Although [...]

Changes Announce in Rockford Coaching Staff

February 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford High School Athletic Department recently announced retirement and coaching changes of four high school sports. After 35 years as head varsity coach of the Rams wrestling team, Don Rinehart has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season. Coach Rinehart’s accomplishments include 11 OK Red conference team championships, 14 district team [...]

Set Goals the SMART Way

February 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

by LISSA WEIDENFELLER Principal, North Rockford Middle School As the New Year comes and goes, so do some of our goals and New Year’s resolutions that we hope to accomplish. How do you set a goal that you can stick with throughout the year and actually achieve? You do it the SMART way! According to Quality Leadership by Design (QLD), SMART Goals are goals that are: [...]
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