Man on the street — How do you feel about Judge Servaas and the courthouse possibly leaving Rockford? by Ana Olvers

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

  “I agree with the consolidation. But it’s going to hurt Rockford. The state will save, but the public will lose because of the inconvenience." Roger Betten, Trufant   “If Servaas wasn’t in agreement, then they shouldn’t have even built a new building." Nancy Dykstra, Rockford                       Kerry Rhoderick, Grand Rapids”] [...]

Local families join global effort to help 8 million suffering children

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT—A child in Mexico receives a Christmas shoebox gift from Operation Christmas Child. Photo courtesy of OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD A local church church is the drop off point for a world wide children’s program. Crossroads Church, 8331 Meyers Lake Road, Rockford is part of Operation Christmas Child. U.S. kids have no time to waste helping bring joy to [...]

Rockford to be recognized

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Planning Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Property of Distinction Awards. These awards are intended to recognize exterior building restorations, renovations and/or landscaping enhancements which make a significant contribution toward improving the appearance of the City of Rockford. Nominations will be taken throughout the year, and may be [...]

Our Notable Neighbors

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ott graduates from Marine Corps Recruit Training Chelsea Ott, a native of Saginaw Township and current resident of Rockford, recently graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Private Ott is a 2006 graduate of Forest Hills Eastern High School and three-year attendee of Central Michigan University. As a Marine, [...]

Letters to the Editor

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cheers to the Squire Dear Editor, Cheers to The Rockford Squire and its wonderfully diverse October 15 issue. M. Solle’s article regarding Lucas Drew and his competitive tree-climbing was informative and engaging. The summary of Michael Shibler’s thoughts (as Rockford’s superintendent of schools) was strong and to the point as, mincing no words, Mr. Shibler [...]
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