The end of an era – Mary Eadie retires from City Council

Rockford’s Mary Eadie and her right-hand 
guy, husband Jim, with but a few of the many awards, tributes, and mementoes of her decades long tenure on Rockford City Council. Photo by Cliff Hill

A life of public service full of firsts by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL To everything there is a season, there’s a right time for everything. For Rockford’s Mary Eadie that time was in making the decision not to run for re-election this year for her incumbent seat on the Rockford City Council. Motivated, in part, […]

Three candidates seek to fill two spots on Rockford Board of Education

Three candidates for two positions on the Rockford Board of Education all had a chance to describe themselves, their talents and their reasons for seeking election. Pictured on stage are Jeffrey Steendam, Randall Sellhorn and Lisa M. Kreager.

By BETH ALTENA   Two incumbents and one newcomer all would like a place on the Rockford Board of Education, four year terms which will begin January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. The three were introduced and able to talk about their talents and perspectives during a Meet the Candidate night Monday, October 15 […]


by STEVE GRIMM Cannon Township Supervisor On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the voters in Michigan participated in a primary election. Though it was only a primary, in our area the result meant that the victors would prevail in the general election this November, because for most races, there is no competition in the general election. It […]

Voters choose candidates during primary elections Tuesday, August 7

Peter MacGregor

Many local elections will be decided during the primary elections held on Tuesday, August 7 in the cases where candidates are of the same political party. The following are those who filed to run at the time The Rockford Squire began sending out notices asking for information on each of the candidates. Additional information may […]

Rockford Lion and Club honored by Michigan Legislature

73rd District State Representative Pete MacGregor (L) presents Head Market Master of the Rockford Farm Market, Lion Bob Winegar (ctr.) and Rockford Lions Club President Dr. Chad Jackson (R) with a framed Special Tribute from the State of Michigan.  (Yes, Pete’s a Lion and proud of it!)

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest community service organization, with 1.3 million members. Today there are more than 45,000 Lions clubs in approximately 200 countries and geographic areas. Regardless of the language Lions speak, religion they practice or politics they support, they all share a common dedication to service. […]