Holiday shopping with heroes prepares kids for winter, for giving

Nearly a decade of good deeds—Rockford Police officers have been donating four hours of their day off just before the holidays to walk children through the Rockford Meijer store picking out necessities and one toy. Here the police and Meijer Store Director Phil Morrow pose with Santa and this year’s group of happy kids.

By BETH ALTENA Rockford Police officers, members of the volunteer police unit and children in families with need joined together for a morning of shopping, eating pizza with Santa and learning a life lesson about giving back. The Rockford Lions, with help from Rockford Rotary has funded the program since it was implemented by the […]

Rockford prepares to welcome Santa, parade

A decided chill is in the air and all good boys and girls are getting excited for the big day. But Rockford is even more blessed than other cities! Santa Claus has agreed to stop and visit before Christmas! The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s 69th […]

Reader submits remarkable photograph

Many thanks to Marilyn Keigley who sent this picture to the Squire for publication. She took it after the lighting ceremony at the dam in downtown Rockford using a 30-second shutter speed. Keigley has been a Rockford resident for seven years, is a member of the Grand Rapids Camera Club, the River City Camera Club […]

Spectrum Health Tree of Lights

On Sunday, December 2, the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Tree of Lights celebration at 4 p.m. at United Hospital. Proceeds to benefit Spectrum Health United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program rFunds raised from this year’s Tree of Lights will support the Spectrum Health United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program. This […]

Rockford officer admires youngsters Halloween costume

Deacon Johnson, age 4, was dressed as a police officer this past Halloween and was spotted by one of our own Rockford officers. Officer Ian Graham parked his police car, and got out to see Deacon. Officer Graham had a few pieces of candy that he gave to Deacon and told Deacon he wished he […]