Hydrant Flushing and Waterline Maintenance

You may notice Water Department crews working at fire hydrants and see water running down the street. Your first thought may be that we are ignoring our own philosophy of conserving water. Normally in the spring, we flush water lines through the use of fire hydrants, which is an important preventive maintenance activity. Although it […]

Security improvements underway at elementaries


Entryways will be updated with vestibules Passersby a number of Rockford’s elementary schools can see some serious deconstruction as schools are implementing new security measures made possible by the 2014 millage renewal. Parkside elementary is pictured here April 17 with the old front office being demolished. The new entryways will include a vestibule where visitors […]

Hope College Seniors

Listed below are Hope College Seniors who are candidates to graduate with bachelor degrees. Commencement exercises were held Sunday, May 3, 2015. Hope College is a four year, coeducational, liberal arts college with a enrollment of 3,433 men and women and is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America.   2015 Graduates:   Kaitlin Cress […]

April is Autism Awareness Month: ASD Peer to Peer Support at Parkside Elementary

Larry Watters Parkside Elementary Principal In the past year Parkside Elementary has welcomed the elementary regional autistic program and the rewards have been great. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. It impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication […]

Reader tells of great interest in print media from youths

Rockford resident Bonnie House recently returned from a vacation down south brimming with enthusiasm for her local paper. She stopped by the Squire office to tell the tale. She said she had gone on vacation to Dustin, Florida on Crystal Beach and had taken the January 15 edition of the Squire Newspaper along with her. […]