City of Rockford Arbor Day celebration

Friday, April 26 marks Arbor Day, which will be celebrated throughout the country. The City of Rockford, which has always had a long-standing tree planting and care program, which was originally started by the Honorable Judge Steven Servaas back in the 1970s. “This year, to commemorate Arbor Day, the City of Rockford will be planting […]

Squire request for bird identification results in huge response

Squire readers are very generous with their knowledge and time. Several readers were quick to respond to our request for help to identify the mystery bird picture we published in last week’s issue. Lori Tiemen, of Wild Birds Unlimited was the first caller when the paper was still hot off the presses. She said the […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by Terry Konkle President For over ten years the basement of our old museum has been the home of a 2,500 pound safe that came from the Hessler Building in downtown Rockford (southeast corner of Courtland and Main). We did not have any place to display it in our former building but now we do! […]

West Michigan Miracle League hits walk off homerun, begins construction

Miracle Field Named in Memory of 16-year-old WMML board member, Nate Hurwitz The West Michigan Miracle League announced today that it will begin construction on the specialized ball field this spring.  After a year and half of planning and fundraising, the West Michigan Miracle League, an organization that provides children with mental and physical disabilities […]

‘Class’ learns about Titanic Exhibit at Community College

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New program has exciting 2013 schedule By BETH ALTENA No artifacts have been removed from the actual ship, which is considered at tomb. Many of the dead included the staff aboard the Titanic, who worked to save passenger lives during the sinking. The cork lifejackets on board, which many people wore as they left the […]