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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.

Five Rockford artists with entries in ArtPrize 2013

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Five local artists have entries in one of the largest art shows in the nation this year. ArtPrize begins September 18, however artists have already begun installing works in an area covering three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids. This independently organized international art competition with an unprecedented $200,000 top prize decided by popular vote is all free [...]

Assumption welcomes new principal; construction of new science lab

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Returning students, teachers and families were not only greeted with bulldozers and dump trucks at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Belmont – there was a noticeable new face among the more than forty new students, Greg Apkarian. Apkarian joins Assumption as its new principal after Mike Micele retired, ending his six-year stint in the [...]

New Rockford Area Museum Prepares for Grand Opening

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

After two years of thinking and planning plus thousands of hours of hard work by dedicated volunteers, the the Rockford Area Historical Society, (RAHS) is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the NEW Rockford Area Museum on September 26. The road to this point has not been an easy one. It started in 1969 when a small group of visionaries formed the Rockford Area [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President   At our first monthly meeting On September 5, 2013, a large crowd turned out to hear Vic Villareal speak about the “Edmund Fitzgerald”. His presentation included possible theories as to why the ship sank during the major storm. During a question time after the program, several in the audience asked about several areas and also added [...]

Volkov

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mr. Ilya Vasilevich Volkov, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Ilya is survived by his loving wife, Nina; children, Vladimir (Lydmila) Volkov, and Aleksei “Alex” Volkov; grandson, Jegor; sister, Valja Krapivinskaja. Ilya was a good father and husband, and was always there to lend his helping hand. He proudly served his country in the VDV Airborne [...]
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