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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.

Tax Attic September 12, 2013

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

As far as weekends go, I believe the Labor Day Holiday Weekend might just be my favorite. I know it more or less signals the end of summer, but the weather is usually still quite pleasant. The last few years, Deb and I have spent Labor Day at the Muskegon State Park. Before that, we camped at Manistee’s Orchard Beach State Park and before that we camped at a variety of [...]

Schools for profit or principles

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Schools for profit or principles   Randall Sellhorn, Board of Education Treasurer   Being a school board trustee has been a concurrent career for me. By vocation I work for a national insurance company. By choice my career of significance is being an advocate for the students attending our community schools. I read a great deal about business activity around the [...]

Izaak Walton League hosts two fall classes in September

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Wild plants have a variety of uses, from medicine to cordage, and of course many may be foraged for food. After all, our cultivated vegetables were all developed from wild stock once upon a time. The Izaak Walton League is hosting two classes this month at their Conservation Center, one on plant uses and the other on mushrooms. On Monday, Sept. 16, 6:00 – 8:30pm, [...]

Airman Ryfiak graduates basic training

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Air Force Airman Brandon M. Ryfiak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four [...]

RHS Arts Student of the Week, Lyssa Daniels

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Gayla Fox Photography This week’s RHS Arts Student of the Week is Senior Lyssa Daniels, nominated by theater teacher Kaelynn VanBuren. In nominating Daniels, VanBuren says, “During our summer stock production of Urinetown, Lyssa really found a new level of creativity. As her teacher and director I was impressed by her growth and commitment.” An [...]
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