Scouts, with special guest Tom Kinney, pose for a photograph of their visit to the Rockford Squire Newspaper office.

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By BETH ALTENA   The Squire has had Boy Scout tours in the office many, many times as they prepare for their communication badges, but never had the opportunity to host one of the country’s most decorated Scouts. Area resident Tom Kinney began his Scouting career in 1949 at the age of eight. Before he […]

DNR offers steelhead fishing clinic March 28-29 in Cadillac

The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center in Cadillac, Michigan, will host the Department of Natural Resources Steelhead Clinic Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m. Presented by the Hunt and Fish Center pro-staff, the five-hour class will cover various strategies and techniques for chasing Michigan’s “chrome torpedoes.”   The class will reconvene at daybreak […]

Students learn two life-skills—sewing and giving

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Girls in grades two through fifth at First Congregational Church are learning to sew. “We have had two sessions now where “seasoned” seamstresses in our Congregation who have given  their free time to teach the girls to sew,” said Alyssa Ladd.  “We have averaged around a dozen girls both times and the girls have had […]

How to be involved in the Fight Against Cancer

13 years ago Rockford hosted it’s first Relay For Life event. Relay for Life events are the premier fundraising event for The American Cancer Society. With over 5000 events worldwide the Rockford event has experienced great success due to continued community support. The Rockford Relay for Life is ranked 35th in the world in terms […]

Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford

Pictured:  Boy Scouts Julian Kipke and Ryan Ellsworth of Troop 282 prepare to distribute Scouting for Food bags in 2014.

Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford will be kicking off the annual Boys Scouts of America’s Scouting for Food campaign on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Partnering with Family Fare – Rockford, food collection bags and flyers will be attached to community member’s front doors throughout the Rockford area.   Households are encouraged to fill the bags […]