Residents hope township will deny sand mining operation


New home owners ‘devastated’   by BETH ALTENA   When Amy Mueller and her family decided to move away from metro Detroit and relocated to a quiet home in the country, they never imagined they might end up with a commercial sand mining operation for the foreseeable future as their near next-door neighbor. The Muellers […]

Police/Fire first responder not the same as professional Emergency Medical Technician


Citizen asks for clarification at Council   By BETH ALTENA   During Rockford’s regular City Council Meeting on Monday, March 9, a resident asked for clarification of the medical training of Rockford combined departments of police and fire. She had suffered a medical condition and went to Rockford City Hall to receive treatment, then was […]

Picture perfect Rockford


A stroll around downtown Rockford is a chance to see plenty of pretty sites, from flowering spring trees, blazing fall foliage and smiling faces of people enjoying their day. This opportunity to take a photo of some of our water wildlife popped up randomly while downtown doing some business. The Squire welcomes reader photos and […]

PC approves final plan for Monroe Street condos.


By BETH ALTENA Sale of contaminated half-acre of city property included Passionate, even tearful comments against approving a 51-unit condominium development were heard by Rockford Planning Commissioners on Thursday, March 26 before the board voted five to one to recommend Rockford City Council give the final go-ahead to the project. Developer Marcell Burger and two […]

Rockford High School awarded High School Television Station of the Year 2015.

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The Michigan Association of Broadcasters recently named Rockford High School’s video production program, Beyond The Rock, High School Television Station of the Year 2015. This is the program’s seventh overall title, and third in the last four years. Twenty-six students placed with top three honors in nine various categories from Daily Newscast to Talk Show […]