Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President On May 7, 2015 Beverly Haskins Reymer was the speaker at the regular meeting of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS). She taught two years in a one room schoolhouse from the fall of 1952 to the spring of 1954 and spoke about her experiences. The school was called Gougeburg and […]

Hydrant Flushing and Waterline Maintenance

You may notice Water Department crews working at fire hydrants and see water running down the street. Your first thought may be that we are ignoring our own philosophy of conserving water. Normally in the spring, we flush water lines through the use of fire hydrants, which is an important preventive maintenance activity. Although it […]

Security improvements underway at elementaries


Entryways will be updated with vestibules Passersby a number of Rockford’s elementary schools can see some serious deconstruction as schools are implementing new security measures made possible by the 2014 millage renewal. Parkside elementary is pictured here April 17 with the old front office being demolished. The new entryways will include a vestibule where visitors […]

Angelica Barajas,

Angelica Barajas, of Rockford, has been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first and second year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. Angelica is […]

Reader tells of great interest in print media from youths

Rockford resident Bonnie House recently returned from a vacation down south brimming with enthusiasm for her local paper. She stopped by the Squire office to tell the tale. She said she had gone on vacation to Dustin, Florida on Crystal Beach and had taken the January 15 edition of the Squire Newspaper along with her. […]