Lock-ins no fun in summer sun

Plainfield Fire Lt. Jeff Drake advises drivers to be extra careful of leaving animals or children in automobiles in the summer heat. The department unlocked this car on Wednesday, July 29, after the keys were accidently locked in with a child in the vehicle. “It adds a little more danger,” he said of sunny days […]

Double Take Resale hosts annual fall fashion show

Double Take Resale in downtown Rockford is hosting their second annual fall fashion show in the Rotary Pavilion on Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Fall For Resale,” and the show will feature fall fashions from the three Rockford resale boutiques, Double Take Resale, Gumballs and Overalls, and Gild the Lily. […]

Humane Society Kibble Konnection

The Humane Society of Kent County’s Kibble Konnection pet food bank has helped over 350 families and over 1,000 animals since its first distribution date in March 2009. However, with the demand for the Kibble Konnection program increasing each month, donations of pet food are critical. “We distribute around 7,000 pounds of pet food to […]

Squire visits SP GS-4 steam engine in Indiana

A RARE SIGHTING—The Southern Pacific GS-4 “Daylight” Steam Engine was recently in Michigan City, Ind. during a layover before continuing on its way to Durand, Mich. Andrew Kersting (pictured) said, “I thought this would be a wonderful time to get a photo of the Squire in front of such a beautiful locomotive... I’m sure you will agree!”

  Southern Pacific 4449 is the only surviving example of Southern Pacific Railroad’s (SP) GS-4 class of steam locomotives. The GS-4 is a streamlined 4-8-4 (Northern) type steam locomotive. The locomotive was built by Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio, for SP in May 1941. It received the red-and-orange “Daylight” paint scheme for the passenger […]

Couple celebrates 49th with Squire

UP NORTH—Ken and Kathy Rule spent their 49th anniversary with a trip up north and brought along the Squire. Kathy said this year, for the third year in a row, the couple enjoyed their anniversary with a dinner cruise. Pictured on the cruise are the Rules (middle couple), with new friends they made that evening. […]