AMBER Alert Teams up with Facebook

LANSING, MICH.  This week, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and AMBER Alert announced a partnership with Facebook to push AMBER Alerts into the newsfeeds of Facebook’s nearly 185 million U.S. users. Facebook will automatically localize the alert to users within the missing child’s geographic area. AMBER, short for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency […]

Rhythm Dance Center celebrates the season at Bishop Hills

Student volunteers from Rhythm Dance Center (RDC), located in Belmont Michigan, celebrated the winter holiday season with residents at Bishop Hills Elder Care Community for the second year in a row. The group of dancers, ages 9 – 16, spent weeks preparing an evening of dance numbers, songs and musical performances to provide seasonal entertainment […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche 2014 Christmas Bird Count

There were forty-seven traveling observers and 12 stationary watching at bird feeders that observed 60 species of birds (Table 1) for the 2014 Kent County Bird Count period on held 3 Jan 2015. No additional bird species were reported during count week. Total individuals sighted were 8763. A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak was reported. We are […]

Annah’s smile!

Following an article in the August 1 edition, The Squire has received many phone calls and inquiries about how Rockford senior, Annah Hillary is faring following a longboarding accident that did an incredible amount of damage to Annah’s teeth and jaw. Along with their concern for Annah, readers were outraged to hear repairs to her […]

Rockford merchants ready to catch loyal customers ‘blue-handed’

Annah, right, pictured with friend, Brooke Combs, following a carwash to raise funds to help with dental expenses.

Rockford is joining a force that is quickly growing in Michigan. The “Buy Nearby” campaign, brainchild of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA), is taking wing on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 and Rockford is on board for the flight. The posters for this important new campaign are already in downtown merchants’ windows. The Buy Nearby campaign will […]