Three outstanding community members honored

The Rockford Lions awarded their highest honor, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, to three of their members. Lions Terry Kalemba, Tom VonEschen and Bob Winegar all received this recognition for the year 2012 to 2013. The fellowship award embodies the humanitarianism ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The three recipients serve as […]

Tri-River Historical Museum Network presents Spring Into the Past

Tour some of West Michigan’s finest small museums as they celebrate the 11th anniversary of this event.  The Tri-River Historical Museum Network is planning its annual museum tour Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5  from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 P.M. each day. The Tri-River Historical Museum Network of 25 area historical societies provides a […]

John Ball launches blog… and they’re telling some awfully good stories!

Who knew that John Ball Zoo had two of the oldest kelp gulls in the world?  Who knew that the penguins are little thieves?  These factoids, along with many other eye-opening and surprising details, are shared in John Ball Zoo’s new ZOO BLOG, that launched April 11,. The Zoo plans to release a new blog […]

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 […]