When Kids Don’t Want to Read

Do you have kids who compare having to read to getting shots at the doctor’s office? Sometimes we have to creatively adjust this attitude with new ideas, providing motivation and modeling to encourage our kids to become lifelong readers.   As parents, we are responsible for assisting our kids with tasks they don’t necessarily find […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President The Rockford Area Museum (RAM) has many displays containing artifacts and information. How many things are on display? That is an impossible question to answer without doing a lot of counting. However, when working a volunteer shift last week, I walked around and did a count on some things and thought […]

Chandler Woods Charter Academy Inducts Students into National Junior Honor Society


Chandler Woods Charter Academy inducted its first group of students into the school’s newly created National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Chandler Woods honored 20 students for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to their education at a ceremony with family and friends. Each student received a medal for their induction. To become an NJHS member, […]

What is the power of the written word?

The written word is something newspapers should care about, and we do. It is nice to know that other people also value the messages that come out of the writing of people within our community. The Squire received a call Monday, April 20 from Stella, whose friend Lois, 94, has been missing an article she […]

Local teams celebrate National Robotics Week

Robotics 1 - KDL

Visitors to the Kent District Library’s (KDL) Plainfield location were treated to a robotics demonstration in celebration of National Robotics Week 2015 on April 7.   Members of the First Lego League (FLL) Tornado Chasers were joined by their high school mentors, That ONE Team, to promote robotics awareness in our community. Each year Robotics Week […]