Rockford American Legion hosts mobile food pantry

At 10 a.m., Wednesday November 25, American Legion Post 102 of Rockford, in cooperation with St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church, hosted their first Mobile Food Pantry from the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.   Over 40 Legion members were assisted by 30 Boy Scouts from Troops 264, 282 and 228. In a brief ceremony […]

Squires Youngest Field Trip

Four years old from Rockford Public Schools day care walked to The Squire for a visit Thursday, December 3. The children learned about community helpers and how many people in the community help the Squire staff put out the weekly paper. Thanks kids for visiting.

Santa in Town

Santa made an early trip to Rockford (prior to the big night coming up). After waving to the 66th Annual Santa Parade he visited with children in the Rockford Pavilion.

Has the economy affected your holiday spending?

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by ANA OLVERA   “So far, it has not. People are definitely more aware because of the news, it’s more top of mind. But it has its positive; people won’t overspend and they’ll have more control. It’s great to shop locally, but it all depends on what you’re looking for.” —Guillermo Perez and his daughter Sofia, […]

Students pile in pennies for Pakistani school

PEACE PENNIES—Students from Valley View Elementary bringing in their pennies for the Pennies for Peace program.

Some of the younger ones couldn’t even say the word Pakistan, but that didn’t stop them from gathering up pennies in a fundraiser to help students in another country. The Rockford Rotary fall reading Festival was a kick-off for Pennies for Peace, a district-wide collection of change to help fund schools in Pakistan. Now, nearing […]