Newspaper publisher dies at age 84

Roger Allen

Roger Allen, of Rockford, Michigan, died Saturday, January 5 after a long battle with heart disease. He was well known in the community as publisher of the Rockford Squire newspaper and a weekly columnist. Many people appreciated Roger’s wit and humor and he had a one-man campaign to maintain Rockford as the humor capital of […]

He spent thirty years saving a Michigan stream

Bruce and Patricia Dutcher in their Rockford home showing off the plaque that will permanently identify the bridge over a trout stream as the Bruce Dutcher Bridge. Patricia shows off a certificate from the Oceana County Road Commission commending efforts that led to the installation of an environmentally-friendly bridge in place of a metal culvert.

Rockford man’s efforts recognized in bridge name By BETH ALTENA Bruce and Patricia Dutcher spend their time between two homes—one on the bank of Bear Creek in Cannonsburg—the other on the banks of another creek in Oceana County. The Oceana County home has been in Patricia’s family since the 1940s, and one of the appeals […]

Rockford Polo Team dominates the State Championship Tournament for the program’s ninth state title

The 2012 Rockford State Championship Water Polo Team

A perfect season, Rams go 50-0 The Rockford Men’s water polo squad began its state tournament run this past Friday afternoon going up against the Dreadnaughts of Dexter in the first round. The number one ranked Rams dominated from the start; senior Mike Arend captured the sprint and Rockford needed only 48 seconds to score. […]

Plainfield Trustee opposes 566 percent increase in Clerk’s office budget

Plainfield Township Trustee Vic Matthews voices his opposition to increases to the clerk’s office part-time hours during the meeting Monday, November 5. The new budget includes a 566 percent increase for 2013 over the part time hours in 2012.

Plainfield Township discussed and passed the 2013 budget during the regular meeting on Monday, November 5 with one trustee voting against. Trustee Vic Matthews read a statement regarding what he called a 566 percent increase in the clerk’s budget, despite 2013 being an off year for elections. Matthews provided the Squire with a copy of […]

Warning to business owners contacted by Syndicated Ad Features

The Squire has become aware of local businesses contacted by a company out of Norwood, MA soliciting weekly columns to be placed in the Rockford Squire newspaper. The letter includes a promise of full editorial control of the column, which no one can promise on behalf of the Squire and is completely untrue. This Syndicated […]