Rockford’s exchange students enjoy lunch together at Arnie’s

Exchange student in a bunch for lunch.

FAREWELL TO FRIENDS-Just a few weeks before the visiting exchange students will be leaving their Rockford homes, they enjoyed a lunch together at Arnie’s Bakery in downtown Rockford. Pictured (in no order) are Adriana Melo (Brazil), Guillermo Duran-Menendez (Spain), Andres Dominguez (Mexico), Alex Lindberg (Sweden), Doina Bejenaru (Moldovia), Lena Kleinoeder (Germany), Mariel Avendano-Garcia (Mexico), Markus […]

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Vendors, craftsman needed for Sparta Art in the Park

The Regional Arts Guild in Sparta welcomes your participation in Art in the Park during the new Harvest on the Ridge Festival.  For the first year kick-off, highly reduced booth rates and no jury fee are offered. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rogers Park on Saturday, September 26.   […]

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Morel Madness

Morel Madness

MOREL MADNESS-I bet you’re mad you didn’t bring home this haul. Rockford resident Joyce Wagner divided her split of a family gathering of morels around the stump of a walnut tree cut down last year.  Squire editor Beth Altena was nearly skunked by her secret spot and Marlene Clark of Rockford Public Schools said she […]

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Spencer inducted into Tower Guard

Chris Spencer.

Chris Spencer, a 2008 Rockford High School graduate, was recently inducted into the Tower Guard at Michigan State University. The Tower Guard is the oldest student organization on campus. Members pledge 120 hours in service to students with visual and learning disabilities on campus. Members are selected from the top five percent of their class […]

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Why do we live here?

David Keller

by DAVID KELLER School Board Trustee Rockford Public Schools I asked myself that exact question a few months ago when the snow was coming down and we hadn’t seen sunshine in several days. In addition to the winter season dragging on, our state economy was heading south, along with many of Michigan’s residents to look […]

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