Attention: submitting an announcement to The Rockford Squire

To submit an announcement to The Rockford Squire – please email your announcement to squireproof@sbcglobal.net.  All pictures must be attached in .jpg format and at least 200dpi. Deadlines for announcements are Mondays at noon (in order to be published in the paper that is circulated that week – Thursday). Announcements include:  anniversary, birth, birthdays, engagement, […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   Even though the new Rockford Area Museum has not officially opened, many things have happened in the building. Several Rockford Area Historical Society Board meetings have been held in the research room. In recent months the fundraising auction group under the leadership of Roger Humbert has been using the main […]

City may never know source of E. coli contamination

Manager describes ‘perfect storm’ of failures   By BETH ALTENA   Multiple system failures occurred simultaneously to allow the City of Rockford’s water to be tainted with dangerous levels of E. coli bacteria, and City Manager Michael Young said the source of the contamination may never be identified. Young said a chlorine pump that was […]

Florida based organized crime gang members arrested in Rockford

On Monday August 19, 2013 officers from the Rockford Department of Public Safety arrested two people that are known associates of the Felony Lane Gang. Police Officers arrested Travis Brown 31, of Lauderhill, Florida and Melissa Duncan 34, of Apopka, Florida as they were fleeing after attempting to cash a forged stolen check at the […]

NorthStar Gymnastics, 20 years and growing strong

You know the old saying, “it just seems like yesterday.” That’s what it seems like to Tim Chesla the owner of Northstar Gymnastics Inc.  NorthStar is entering their 20th season in business in the Rockford area.  Chesla has been in the gymnastics business since December of 1977 when he purchased Alpine Gymnastics which was in […]