KDL Director Appointed to Wayne State University Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University has appointed Kent District Library Director Lance Werner to serve on their board. Werner is a resident of Rockford. “I am honored to be appointed to the SLIS Advisory Board. This is a wonderful opportunity to help shape the future of […]

Humane Society of West Michigan Hosts Third Annual Paws, Claws & Corks Fundraiser

Humane Society of West Michigan Hosts Third Annual Paws, Claws & Corks Fundraiser event to featured local cuisines, fine wines and live and silent auction to support yearly animal intake of 3,000 In the past year, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) found new homes for 2,661 animals.  To continue serving the community and homeless […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President   The Rockford Area Museum (RAM) is working on a new timeline display. It will consist of important events from our local history listed by the date that they occurred. The display will give visitors a place to look for answers as to when certain things took place and how those […]

Scouts, with special guest Tom Kinney, pose for a photograph of their visit to the Rockford Squire Newspaper office.


By BETH ALTENA   The Squire has had Boy Scout tours in the office many, many times as they prepare for their communication badges, but never had the opportunity to host one of the country’s most decorated Scouts. Area resident Tom Kinney began his Scouting career in 1949 at the age of eight. Before he […]

People in Rockford, What are your plans for spring break?


The Squire decided to find out what people had in plan for spring break and enjoyed a pleasant stroll downtown the Thursday before the traditional week off of school. We found some surprising and interesting answers.   Chris Jones, of Rockford, along with son Ethan, 16 months, said he plans to hang around Rockford and […]