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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.

Squire family makes first visit west

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Usually heading to Maine for a summer vacation, the Altena family, with their Squire newspaper, instead drove west for the first family vacation in that part of the country. Watch for a write-up with photos of elk, moose, mule deer, male and female big horned sheep. Here Beth (Squire Editor and owner) and Bill Altena are pictured at the top of a mountain with an elevation [...]

Tax Attic August 29, 2013

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Rockford Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Coon There seems to be no question that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare is going to take effect. It is not going to be repealed and it is not going to be defunded either. I could be wrong but I believe Congress is slightly too dysfunctional to make any major moves let alone repealing or defunding Obamacare. The public opinion [...]

New township superintendent inherits an evolving community

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Balance of law enforcement/fire and new parks a complicated mix By BETH ALTENA “The best government is where things run so smoothly people don’t even notice,” said Cameron Van Wyngarden, the new Plainfield Township Superintendent who took the helm of the township May 6, after the retirement of Robert Homan. At just 36 years of age, he takes on management of a [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President I am sure many readers have memories of moving their possessions from one location to another. Lots of things happen and the emotions involved with the moving process can be quite interesting. This has been the case with moving everything from our old museum location to our new museum home. Let’s start with the means that we have used. To save [...]
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