Squire heads to Lone Star state

Erik Luxhoj and family took their hometown paper with them on a recent trip to Texas where they visited relatives. Pictured is Rotarian Erik with the paper. He is chairing this year's annual Rockford Rotary Duck Race, which takes place during the Start of Summer Celebration in June.

Sights seen along the Rogue River Nature Trail

Photo by CLIFF HILL

Those pesky “Bucky Beavers” have been busy this past winter and spring above the dam and along both sides of the Rogue River. No tree, regardless of size, appears to be safe from “Bucky”! This huge tree, some 4 ft. in diameter (species undetermined) stands between the Rogue River Nature Trail boardwalk and the river […]

Waterfest a fun outdoor event

Cannon Township will be hosting their annual Waterfest event at Townsend Park on Saturday, April 28. A pancake breakfast will be hosted by the Cannonsburg Village Christmas Light Committee at 8:00 a.m. The Cannon Township Historical Society will be selling baked goods. The feature event this year is a Michigan amphibian and reptile exhibit by […]

Squire visits shoe factory in San Antonio, Texas

Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill, holding copies of Rockford’s hometown newspaper, stand alongside Mary Diosdado, one of the original SAS shoemakers. With 36 years of prideful handcrafting of SAS shoes, Mary is now daily ensconced in a seat of honor in the company’s General Store/shoe outlet, where she demonstrates her skill in hand-sewing vamps to the uppers of the company’s extensive line of comfort shoes.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For the past two weeks, the Rockford Squire has been visiting San Antonio in south Texas and the “hill-country” surrounding the jewel of a city. No different than avid regular Squire readers, we took copies of our hometown newspaper along on the journey seeking a great photo-op. Granted, Texas is […]

Valentine’s Day Best Lips Contest is in full swing

Rockford’s 8-year old Sweeney sisters, (L to R) Mara and Emma, challenge you to top these luscious and kissable Valentine’s Day lips!  Brother Kyle, also 8, is thinking “I’m glad I’m not a girl!!” The three siblings are triplets. Don’t forget to enter YOUR lips in the Squire’s annual Valentine’s Day Best Lips Contest.	  Photo by CLIFF HILL