Reader identifies mystery machinery

WHAT IS THIS MACHINE?—The machine had a plate attached that identified it as a “press” manufactured by the Joseph F. Murphy Company of Worchester, Mass. Ron Hagedorn identified it and, along with his wife Sue, accepted his prize from Denise Maghielse, a gift certificate for Grill One Eleven.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Denise and Steve Maghielse of Maghielse & Company hosted this past July’s Rockford Chamber After Hours event. The couple had made a bold move in the prior year. They had moved their thriving and ever-growing real estate business and their team of eight professionals from a crowded office in their […]

Chamber event featured great food, facility

If you missed it, too bad for you. The latest Chamber After Hours event was held at Huntington Bank, where the food was fantastic and the remodeled space was beautiful. There were also a dozen or so wonderful door prizes awarded, from golf gift certificates, a $75 restaurant gift card and more. Manager Paul Chimienti […]

Harvest Fest’s heritage weekend offers food, music, classic cars

The classic cars roll into Rockford Saturday, October 3, one of a town-full of attractions for this weekend’s Harvest Fest. Returning is an annual chili cook off, now organized by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, along with the festival itself. For the second year, enjoy a Fiddle Fest on the banks of the Rogue River. […]

Rotary chicken sale over, plenty more to eat, do at Harvest Fest

DELICIOUS—Rotarians served them up hot and steady during their three days of chicken dinner sales. They even impressed a new fan in eight-year-old Michael Foster of Grand Rapids, shown with Dave Speese, who chaired this year’s sale. Foster, who is new to Grand Rapids, was enjoying Rockford with his family. “We love Rockford, it’s so beautiful here,” said his mother, Stacey.

  Don’t miss the used book (and more) sale at Krause Memorial Library on Saturday, October 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the last hour, items are a buck a bag. Other events happen througout the day. Animals on the Go are back at Garden Club Park Saturday and Sunday from 2 to […]

Squire welcomes student intern

My name is Ana Olvera and I will be interning at The Rockford Squire until January 2010. I am a 17-year-old senior at Sparta High School. I attended Kenowa Hills High School and lived in Conklin, but moved to Sparta about two-and-a-half years ago. After graduation I plan on attending the University of North Carolina […]