Local girl earns a spot in the NHSFR competition in July

Lyn Mallory of Rockford will compete at the National Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming July 14-20. The 15-year-old junior at Rockford High School earned her spot on the Michigan National Team by being among the top four competitors in her events ending the regular 2012-2013 rodeo season. Her spot was secured after placing 1st […]

Great Steak Sale and sample buffet dinner a warm-up to holiday fun

Grill and smoker party to include bonfire and lawn seating by Bear Creek By BETH ALTENA “People call this Pleasantville because everything you need is here,” said Don Kurlyowicz, King of Cannonsburg and owner of the Gristmill, the Honey Creek Inn and the Bottle Shop in downtown Cannonsburg. Kurlyowicz plans to prove how much his […]

Michigan’s top field officer defends hydraulic fracturing

‘Natural gas is one of the cleanest energies you can burn’   by BETH ALTENA   As the Rockford Squire has been publishing articles about the practice of hydraulic fracturing, we have received plenty of comments from readers from as far away as New York City. Even locally, plenty of people have commented that they […]

Taste of Ric’s celebrates five years serving the community

The Spring Taste of Ric’s had some beautiful weather and a ton of graduation parties as competition, yet the store was busy and sampling was steady as an estimated 2,500 people came through. The event has become a tradition for Ric’s Food C enter as a chance to thank loyal customers, show off to new […]

Fracking in Michigan: U-M researchers study potential impact on health, environment, economy

(Published on Nov 28, 2012) ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking. In hydraulic fracturing, large amounts of water, sand and chemicals are injected deep underground to break apart rock and free trapped […]